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24 November 2021 / The Moscow Times / The Barents Observer

Major Disaster Averted in Icy Kara Sea After Two Oil Barges Ran Aground

Fuel shipments normally take place during autumn from departure ports such as Murmansk and Arkhangelsk. However, last fall saw a sudden freeze-up and quickly accumulating sea-ice on the Northern Sea Route, including the Kara Sea. Of the two rescued barges, one contained 7,000 tons of diesel fuel, while the other was loaded with 170 tons of kerosene.

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