Photo: home “Chelyabinsk otd. The Russian geographical society” in “Vkontakte”
The yacht went around the world under the leadership of the Deputy of legislative Assembly of Chelyabinsk region, stuck in the Pacific ocean because of engine failure. On Thursday, June 18, according to Znak.com.
According to the regional branch of the Russian geographical society (RGS), the yacht “Chelyabinsk” from the end of may is in New Caledonia waiting for parts. The crew planned to carry out minor repairs and refueling before heading further along the route, but suddenly the ship detects a malfunction of the engine.
“Moreover, the epidemic of the coronavirus complicated rules of access to the coast, have complicated the rules for obtaining an island of visas,” — said in WG and noted that the trapped Russians support the French geographical society, whose President wrote the Chelyabinsk branch of the “very warm letter”.
Six months ago the yacht “Chelyabinsk” under the leadership of Deputy Vladimir Gornova went on the route of the expedition Bellingshausen and Lazarev in honor of the 200th anniversary circumnavigation of trek sailors. The Russians have already rounded Africa, crossed the Indian ocean and around Australia. The next stop they plan to make on the island of Tahiti, which is 3.2 miles from the place of the current Parking lot of the yacht in the Pacific ocean.
Earlier it was reported that three Russians who were stranded in Thailand on a sports sailing yacht Uminoko, detained for illegal entry into the country. Now they face a fine and deportation.
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