Eugene RZ3EC informs WAP that Alexei RX6A is actually operating /MM form on board of the Russian scientific research icebreaker “Akademik Treshnikov” (aka Akademik Tryoshnikov) on the way to Antarctica.
DX Clusters alteady report activities on FT8 & SSB on 10, 12 and 30 mts
Icebreaker AKADEMIK TRYOSHNIKOV (IMO 9548536, MMSI 273359440, Callsign UBXH3) was reported two days ago by MarinecTraffic Terrestrial Automatic Identification System as sailing in the Atlantic Ocean.
The current position reported of AKADEMIK TRYOSHNIKOV is at 12° 25′ 49.152″ North, 19° 26′ 12.876″ West off the coasts of West Africa. The vessel is en route to the port of Cape Town, sailing at a speed of 14.4 knots and expected to arrive there on Dec 14, 08:00. as on 2020-12-02 06:45 UTC .
Akademik Tryoshnikov sailing under the flag of was built in 2012. It’s carrying capacity is 6634 t DWT and her current draught is reported to be 8.6 meters. Her length overall (LOA) is 133.53 meters and her width is 23.25 meters.
This vessel is equipped by tech laboratories able to process results of oceanographic researches, atmospheric soundings and other scientific experiments on research and development projects, studying natural processes and phenomena in the ocean as well as delivering consignments and rotating the personnel of Antarctic Stations; removing trash and waste from the Antarctic.
For those interested, Akademik Tryoshnikov can be tracked by: https://www.myshiptracking.com/vessels/akademik-tryoshnikov-mmsi-273359440-imo-9548536 or on http://www.vesseltracking.net/ship/akademik-tryoshnikov-9548536
“Akademik Treshnikov” (aka Akademik Tryoshnikov) is valid for WAP WADA & WAP WACA Awards program as well as for Polar Challenge (FT8 contacts are not valid for Polar Challenge)