Icebreaker James Clark Ross is on his way to Odesa

On September 18, the research vessel – the icebreaker James Clark Ross – departed from Denmark, Frederikshavn for Odesa under the Ukrainian flag. This was reported by the press service of the National Antarctic Science Center.

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“By this time, significant work had been done to re-register and insure the vessel, obtain new radio call signs, and the like,” the press service said.

There are two captains on board: Ukrainian – Oleg Novosilny and British “captain-mentor” Simon Wallace. The vessel will pass through three seas of Europe: North, Mediterranean, and Black. Already in Odesa, after the completion of all the necessary formalities, the official presentation of the icebreaker will take place, and finally, its new name will be announced.

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