First Russian-Ukrainian sailing polar expedition! По-русски
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MercoPress
09.04.2012.
Russian-Ukrainian sailing crew of Scorpius yacht that went missing off the Antarctic coast while performing a polar circumnavigation voyage is alive, Canada.com reported this weekend. On Sunday it was reported that the Scorpius crew performing a double round trip around the North and the South Pole did not make contacts. “They contacted us with an email last night. The ice conditions were very severe, and currently they are going toward the mainland because they are running out of fuel and other supplies,” the expedition's spokeswoman Anna Subbotina said.
RIANOVOSTI
07.04.2012.
The Russian-Ukrainian sailing crew of Scorpius yacht that went missing off the Antarctic coast while performing a polar circumnavigation voyage is alive, Canada.com reported on Saturday. Yesterday it was reported that the Scorpius crew performing a double round trip around the North and the South Pole did not make contacts.
BBC NewsBy Patrick Jackson
07.04.2012.
A Russian polar expedition yacht with a crew of seven is battling its way through ice in Antarctica after getting caught in a gale. Contact with the Scorpius was lost for four days after water damaged its satellite antennae as it travelled between two polar research stations. But the crew - four Russians and three Ukrainians - reported overnight that they were well, though short of fuel.
By by Dmitry Zaks
06.04.2012.

A Russian-Ukrainian crew that set sail in September on an historic expedition around the South and North Poles went missing in the Antarctic on Friday after encountering gale-force winds.

A spokeswoman for the eight-person crew on board the 29-metre (97-foot) Scorpius yacht said the team made its last radio contact on Monday night as it prepared for another treacherous leg of its journey in the South Shetlands.

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