From Russia, with fruit: Mission resupplied

A Russian icebreaker has taken supplies to assist an international arctic expedition. The region is accessible only during the coldest months of the year.

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March 3, 2020 - 10:28 AM

BERLIN (AP) — A Russian icebreaker has made a successful supply run to exchange crew and deliver goods to an international expedition that’s been adrift in the high Arctic for months trying to improve scientific understanding of climate change.

Germany’s Alfred Wegener Institute said Monday that the Kapitan Dranitsyn approached its own icebreaker RV Polarstern on Friday and spent all weekend ferrying people and supplies between the ships by foot and snowmobile.

The institute said the Dranitsyn set a record by going farther north under its own power than any other ship so early in the year.

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