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Sovcomflot to Russian minister: Safety in the Arctic must be improved

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Safety needs a boost in Arctic waters, says Sovcomflot CEO Sergey Frank. He made this statement at a meeting with Russia's Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev Monday.


BY NIKLAS KRIGSLUND
Published 13.07.17 at 09:47

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