December 9, 2019 (Google Translation) – Today, the Yantar oceanographic research vessel of the Northern Fleet, which performs the cruise tasks in the far sea zone, passed the Panama Canal into the Pacific Ocean.
The crew began a difficult operation last night. Previously, the Yantar OIC was anchored in the Caribbean Sea off the coast of Panama, waiting for its turn to pass the canal. Due to the heavy workload of water communication, the waiting time reaches several days – this is a common practice for all ships.
The crew of the OIC “Yantar” will perform tasks in the Pacific Ocean according to the long-range march plan. In addition to deep-sea research, she will take part in an action announced by the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy dedicated to the 200th anniversary of the discovery of Antarctica by Russian sailors and naval commanders Faddey Bellingshausen and Mikhail Lazarev on January 28, 2020.