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.


“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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