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Russia: Khlebnikov icebreaker welcomes aboard 100 tourists for Arctic trip02:21

Russia: Khlebnikov icebreaker welcomes aboard 100 tourists for Arctic trip

Russian Federation, Chukotka
July 15, 2016 at 19:45 GMT +00:00 · Published

The Captain Khlebnikov icebreaker welcomed more than 100 tourists on board the ship in the port of Chukotka, Anadyr, Thursday. Tourists from the US, UK, Canada and other countries are set to sail the Northern Sea Route, around Greenland and along the Canadian coast before they turn back to Vladivostok in September.

The passengers are able to come ashore, walk on ice floes and take pictures. The icebreaker has a crew of 59 sailors, two restaurants, a bar, library, swimming pool, sauna, gym and a small hospital. It belongs to the FESCO transportation group and was refitted into an icebreaking passenger ship in 1992. From 2012 to 2015, the icebreaker guided tankers and liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers for the project "Sakhalin-2." Now the ship is rented by the American tour operator Quark Expeditions.

Russia: Khlebnikov icebreaker welcomes aboard 100 tourists for Arctic trip02:21
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The Captain Khlebnikov icebreaker welcomed more than 100 tourists on board the ship in the port of Chukotka, Anadyr, Thursday. Tourists from the US, UK, Canada and other countries are set to sail the Northern Sea Route, around Greenland and along the Canadian coast before they turn back to Vladivostok in September.

The passengers are able to come ashore, walk on ice floes and take pictures. The icebreaker has a crew of 59 sailors, two restaurants, a bar, library, swimming pool, sauna, gym and a small hospital. It belongs to the FESCO transportation group and was refitted into an icebreaking passenger ship in 1992. From 2012 to 2015, the icebreaker guided tankers and liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers for the project "Sakhalin-2." Now the ship is rented by the American tour operator Quark Expeditions.

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