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FESCO sent ship to supply Indian scientists in Antarctica

FESCO sent ship to supply Indian scientists in Antarctica
Photo: FESCO Press Office

The FESCO vessel headed to Antarctica to supply Indian scientific stations. Diesel-electric ship "Vasily Golovnin" left the port of Cape Town and went on an expedition until early May.

According to the press service of the FESCO transport group, Vasily Golovnin will deliver 50 Indian polar explorers to the Indian stations Bharati and Maitri, who will replace their colleagues in Antarctica. The vessel also loaded 1 tons of various cargo, including equipment, fuel and food.

On board the "Vasily Golovnin" there are two helicopters for ice reconnaissance and delivery of cargo to the shore. The motor ship will also take out household and technical waste from the stations.

This is the 40th expedition for the National Center for Antarctic and Ocean Research of the Indian Ministry of Geosciences (NCPOR). For FESCO under the contract with NCPOR - the third. FESCO has extensive experience in Antarctica and has repeatedly participated in government projects for the supply of research stations in the USA, Australia, UK, Chile and Argentina.

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