The joint expedition of Russian Geographical Society and U-Boat Malta 2015 started to work

Expedition vessel U-Boat Navigator left the port of registry Valletta (Malta) on June 16, 2015. The weather forecast threatened with strong wind up to 20 knots in the Strait of Messina. Therefore, the captain made his decision to go along the Sicilian coast and to stop overnight in the town of Taormina. Weather favored, and on June 20 we reached Corfu where made the first fuel filling. On the way, near the Paxoi island, the crew checked fire alarm system and related procedures.

Early in the morning on June 22, having got permission to pass by the Corinthian canal, we made it, without using any pilot! The Aegean Sea met us with its unique color and feeling that the aim is close – the legendary HMHS Britannic, the first, and one of the principal objects of this expedition season.

U-Boat Navigator left Malta just in time, as shortly after our departure the storm started and caught up with us after the Corinthian channel. So we had to cover last 65 miles to Lavrio in bad weather. In Lavrio, we picked the head of the expedition Evgeny Tomashov, and about midnight on June 23 we approached Kea island Kea, where we anchored in direct visibility of the port Kea.

During the voyage we covered 850 miles, everything went well.

The joint expedition of Russian Geographical Society and U-Boat Malta 2015 started to work.

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