During the Murmansk visit Southwind was officially hosted by the Deputy Commander of Soviet Northern Fleet, Rear Admiral Garkusha and the mayor of the city, V. V. Sotnikov. Admiral Garkusha held a luncheon at his headquarters for Captain Cassidy and representatives of the American Embassy in Moscow. A highlight of the visit was a wreath laying ceremony honoring Soviet and American men killed during World War II. Three American Merchant marines were killed near Murmansk during the German bombing of the city in April 1942. They are buried in a cemetery along with a number of English sailors also killed during that period. Captain Cassidy placed a wreath at the grave site of Soviet World War II dead and then placed another wreath at the nearby grave site of the Americans. Southwind departed Murmansk to conduct additional oceanographic research operations in the Kara Sea off the Siberian coast. Following this, a port visit to Portsmouth, England was scheduled. She will then cross the Atlantic Ocean to perform her final oceanographic survey of the season in the Baffin Bay area off Greenland.