the Arctic sea met “Siberia” headwinds and high waves. But boaters who have overcome on the way to Antarctica, the Drake passage, this is not surprising.
– the route passes through the Northern sea route. The spot will do in the places of the bloodiest battles of the Soviet ships. In honor of the heroes-sailors under the anthem of Russia will be brought down on the water-wreaths, – told “RG” the captain “Siberia” Sergey Shcherbakov. Just took on Board seven of the wreaths.
In mournful list – border ship SKR-27 “Pearls”, which sank after being hit by torpedoes by a German submarine in the White sea on 1 August 1941. The entire crew (61 sailor) died. In October in the area of the Tersko-Orlovsky lighthouse was blown up by a mine patrol ship SKR-11, 42 people died. In November the Islands a Sharp Ludkah enemy submarine sank the trawler T-889. 25 July 1943 by a mine in Pechorskaya Guba killed the crew of the trawler T-904. July 30, a torpedo hit in the stern of the minesweeper T-911, killing 28 sailors. On September 28 in the Yugorsky Shar Strait sank the patrol boat SKA-510.
One of the stops Siberians will do on the White island, where there is a mass grave of the Arctic convoy DB-5. The tragedy that occurred in August 1944, and claimed 378 lives. 51 the fate of humans is unknown.
on 3 September the expedition will arrive in Salekhard, where he will participate in the celebration of the 75th anniversary of the end of world war II. According to the results of the expedition of the Arkhangelsk filmmakers will make a documentary.