The Ukrainian Navy has continued the scheduled survey of the hydrological and hydro-meteorological conditions of the Black and Azov Seas. On Friday, November 15, specialized vessel Pereyaslav with a group of navigational and hydrographic and hydro-meteorological support put out to sea for the second hydro-geographical expedition in this year.
The expedition is aimed at clarification of navigational and hydrographic and hydro meteorological situation, survey of hydrological (hydro-meteorological) conditions of the North-West area of the Black Sea, Feodosia Gulf of the Black Sea and Taganrog Gulf of the Azov Sea. Thus, the Ukrainian sailors will complete the first hydrographical expedition in the Azov Sea.
The expedition’s main tasks are to conduct hydrographical works in the coastal zone, define the real state and the mode of operation of the navigational equipment, accomplish the special hydrological survey, measure the route depth, monitor the hydrometeorological situation, take samples of the ground in the area of hydrographical works. Some works will be carried out in cooperation with the specialists of the Naval Hydrophysical Institute of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.
The expedition will last until the end of November.
Press Release, November 18, 2013; Image: Ukrainian MoD