Missing polar explorers’ ship found near Novaya Zemlya

Missing polar explorers’ ship found near Novaya Zemlya

September 09, 2021

The vessel may turn out to be the Yenisey of the Pyotr Pahtusov expedition, which disappeared in 1832.

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. Military researchers, together with the Russian Geographical Society (RGO), discovered a wooden underwater object at the bottom of the Yenisey gulf near Novaya Zemlya, which will help reveal the secrets of the Arctic exploration. The find is reported by the press office of the Northern Fleet.

The sonar data interpretation suggests that a wooden vessel up to 10 meters long lies at a depth of 8 meters. The object may turn out to be the ship of the Pyotr Pahtusov expedition, which disappeared in 1832. More thorough research will continue.

Pyotr Pahtusov – Russian navigator and hydrograph, an outstanding explorer of the Barents, Kara and White seas, as well as Novaya Zemlya

Let us remind you that the expedition is being carried out within the framework of the historical and cultural project The Main Facade of Russia. History, Events, People. The team began to survey promising search areas on August 15. They have already carried out work in the Mityushiha and Serebryanka bays, in the Yenisey bay and the Krotov strait. If the historical significance of the object is confirmed, divers will be lowered to dismantle especially valuable elements.

Now the group is sailing aboard the rescue and tugboat Zvezdochka to Gribovaya bay, where they are examining the areas of the Pomor ships possible death in the 17th-18th centuries.

Earlier, the remains of a Soviet bomber were found in the Arctic at a depth of 25 meters. Also, we reported that the Norilsk divers are looking for the plane that, according to legend, sank in Lama lake half a century ago. And ships of the Northern Fleet have again arrived in Dudinka: the Severomors will take part in interspecific exercises for the defense of the Arctic.

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Text: Angelica Stepanova, Photo: Northern Fleet press office and Northern Maritime Museum/northernmaritime.ru

September 09, 2021

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