The expedition of the Northern Fleet examined the steamship Chelyuskin in the Chukchi Sea

The expedition of the Northern Fleet examined the steamship Chelyuskin in the Chukchi Sea

An expedition organized by the Northern Fleet examined the Chelyuskin steamer, which sank in the waters of the Chukchi Sea. The corresponding work was carried out with the assistance of the Russian Geographical Society.

The expedition of the Northern Fleet examined the steamship Chelyuskin in the Chukchi Sea

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This ship sank back in 1934 and was subsequently crushed by ice in the Arctic. The underwater vehicle “Marlin-350” was used for video filming of the ship, which was the first time. The press service of the Federation Council explained that they had planned to get a high-quality photo earlier, but a strong current, combined with turbid water, served as an obstacle. The Chelyuskin itself lies at a depth of 50 meters near the Bering Strait. Using a modern echo sounder, it was possible to implement three-dimensional acoustic survey.

On the materials obtained, the bow and middle parts of the steamer, portholes made in a rectangular shape, are different. On the stern and bow, the name “Chelyuskin” has not survived, but the researchers identified the object based on the results of the shooting.

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