Russian nuclear-powered icebreaker Yamal has embarked on a journey to assist research vessel Akademik Fyodorov in a geophysical study off Russia’s continental shelf.
During the expedition, the two will collect geophysical data on presence of oil-and-gas at Russia’s continental shelf beyond the 200-mile zone. Once completed, the results will be used as a foundation for Russia’s application to UN Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf.
The researched area covers about 350,000 square meters.
Press Release, August 1, 2014; Image: FSUE Atomflot