Russian catamaran crew plans return voyage from Sitka next year
November 4, 2021
By Garland Kennedy
Sitka Sentinel staff writer
Two years ago, a Russian-flagged inflatable catamaran sailed into Sitka, concluding a multi-year voyage from central Russia, through the Siberian river network, across the Bering Sea and along the Alaska coast.
The vessel's Siberia-based crew now plans to repeat the voyage in reverse next spring and summer.
Owner and captain of the Iskatel, Anatoly Kazakevich, said he had planned to begin the return trip last summer, but the pandemic sank those plans.
The Iskatel - which translates to English as "The Seeker" - arrived here in August 2019, aft...