the evacuation of the sailing ship “Siberia” will begin not earlier than March 8-10. It is reported by the GTRK “Irtysh”. The Governor of the Omsk region appealed to the Ministry of natural resources.
Message stating that the yacht is in distress appeared this past weekend. Because of engine trouble of the vessel the crew found themselves in unpredictable and one of the world’s most dangerous Straits of Drake. A few days ago, the world expedition has fulfilled its main task set at the Antarctic station “Bellingshausen” Russian flag in honor of the bicentenary of the discovery of the continent by Russian navigators.
At the moment in the Strait of raging storm, so Troubleshooting on site is not possible. The head of the region appealed to the head of the Federal Ministry of natural resources to provide emergency assistance to rescue the team of the sailing ship “Siberia”. The latter is now discussed is to raise the yacht on Board one of the research vessels that will arrive at the station “Bellingshausen” next week.
“we Have some difficulties with the material part which we are not able to fix on the spot. Accordingly now we can get to the mainland. However, this does not mean that does not mean that we are in distress. We were certain tasks set before us, which we solve,” said the captain of the yacht “Siberia” Sergey Shcherbakov.
Text: GTRK “Irtysh”