Russian Navy Hydrographers Discovered 11 Islands in Arctic Over 5 years

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Russian Navy Hydrographers Discovered 11 Islands in Arctic Over 5 years
 
Servicemen of the Russian Defense Ministry’s Navigation and Oceanography Directorate have discovered 11 islands and six straits in the Arctic over the past five years, Directorate Chief Captain 1st Rank Sergei Travin said.
     
survey ship Admiral VladimirskiyRussian Navy survey ship Admiral Vladimirskiy (project 852)
     
"Over the past five years, our ocean survey vessels have performed more than 25 long-distance expeditions, discovered 11 islands, six straits, nine capes and five bays," Travin said.

"All information was confirmed and plotted on nautical navigation charts," he added.

The geographical features discovered by Russian Navy hydrographers are located near the Novaya Zemlya and the Franz Josef Land archipelagos. According to Travin, hydrographic work carried out by the directorate has allowed to integrate 52,000 square meters of the bed of the Sea of Okhotsk into the Russian continental shelf and secure Russia’s legal rights for the continental shelf in the central part of the Barents Sea.

The Russian Defense Ministry’s Navigation and Oceanography Directorate will precise maps of seas around Antarctica before the yearend, Directorate Chief Captain 1st Rank Sergei Travin said.

"As a result of the voyage of the ocean research ship Admiral Vladimirsky, updated maps of seas around Antarctica will be released at the end of the year. As of today, two new maps have been released and another three maps will be issued before the yearend. They will be given to seamen for study,"
Travin said. According to him, both Russian Navy seamen and civil vessel sailors will be able to use the maps.

As Travin said, the vessel Admiral Vladimirsky may head for Antarctica in 2019 to collect data for new navigation charts.

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