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ten days and nights of ocean life. this is the radar. as you can see there is nothing there. any other ships just icebergs. you have to look out for yourself no one to relay messages except. ships or rescue centers or miles away now. it's now much antarctic autumn winter in the southern hemisphere begins at the same time as the northern summer several times over the short summer season the academic field will approach the coast of the most remote. this is her final voyage of the year they must deliver almost a year's worth of food and fuel to the ice stations and take away seasonal crews
and aircraft. which. is a tanker or. a passenger ship and an aircraft carrier. detailed navigational and operational plans are in place but also has arrived and no one can ever know just what to expect from antarctica. that antarctica always comes up with surprises you have to keep your eyes open because there's always something going wrong if it actually goes well for too long i start to worry there's no way antarctica will let you go on like that without incident it's unpredictable. bags containing polar clothing are stored in the freezer when the ship left some petersburg four months ago the weather was rainy and damp most of the time if the bags were to get wet while being loaded they may rot in a warm. hold to keep. the. shoes
. off. this one is for winter. the other one is a. special occasion. much better. look they also have a vest. turn around. no they didn't have the straps to be crossed otherwise they slip off your back. right the same comments every single year but it's not so often that they put things right. most of the.
most remote and hard to reach stations. of course it's ok for work. of course. it's almost twice the size of you. the route to the station is the challenging trip one thousand five hundred kilometers from the coast in summer temperatures can reach forty. but there. is a staggering. this route will take about forty. the trucks can only move very slowly they carry fuel tanks to the highest arctic station which is three and a half meters above sea level but also engine levels there equate to an altitude of
five thousand meters anywhere else. mainframe. all those. factors huge. strong break and snap and freezing temperatures the most difficult part is the route itself seems endless ages just to cover about sixty. and that's actually good going you can do anything you can make the time go faster speed up the process you just pray for the best and hope the truck will fail you want it to be over soon as possible you just want to be back home and. so you get back home and in time you stuff feeling strong desire. the work is difficult but the guys are great and you feel good once everything is done
. even now i want to go as soon as i can. all that will come soon enough for now. on and talk to. the ocean appears very come on the bridge of a captain the navigation officer and two helmsmen the crew changes on the way. the crew watches reinforced you have to be twice as vigilant the closer you get to antarctica. for. the region is still under explored and. very long distances.
these pictures are from nine hundred eighty seven they chronicle the maiden voyage of the academic field off the first diesel electric ice ship to sail to go. first trip was good a really good one. remember we were in the captain's. having. yes i remember that clearly we were having tea at the table was. huge bang and the car fell off the table. spilled everywhere. it was a rock that wasn't shown on the chart. everything was fine in the end and the rocks position was mad. it is. the one hundred eighty seven obstacle course.
the ship literally went through a trial of fire and ice. it was about four pm during a tea break we had cabbage pies that day i still remember that and then it all happened. this missile. fire broke out in the engine room one of the pipes burst and fuel oil spill down on to the white hot money fold there was a huge fire even though i feel uncomfortable when i hear a fire alarm to change the settings on all our clocks back at home because i can't stand the noise of. the ship went through thick and thin it's the best ship in the whole antarctic gets the job done it's never failed she's really an incredible ship.
it's even written somewhere academics rather of was the only ship in the world able to reach the north pole alone unaided by an ice breaker who would go to the polls quite often now but we still have a lot of respect for the arctic region it's a really harsh environment and there are nuclear icebreakers there antarctica is even worse besides we can't use nuclear icebreakers antarctica is much worse than the arctic region more severe this is my twenty six trip to antarctica and i've already been to the arctic twenty five times antarctica is much more interesting this trip is more fascinating and extensive it takes at least six months to get there the arctic region is like a relaxing walk. only takes about a month. in one thousand nine hundred five. once headed for and talked to some of his plan was to be home to six months but in the end he
was away for eleven. ship and set sail later than. it was when the crew reached antarctica it cut through the ice close to the shoreline but they soon discovered that they were too close to crews reaction was well coordinated and fast . as always happens in the weather changed abruptly the ice around the ship stuck together and the vessel became trapped. imagine a sugar bowl. that's been emptied into a hollow there's tons of ice all over the place and the ships just not able to move we fought against it for many days trying to move out of there then the wind came up and the ice blocks started to shift to slightly so we were able to work our way through the coastal ice belt a little it almost cracked the whole we tried to head for the open sea but it was
already impassable by that time for months it will the. event was when the crew realized they'd be spending winter aboard the ship there's no way to help a vessel that stuck in an ice trap and so the sum of had to stay just where it was until spring that ship was weak in fact three times weaker than the academic field of this one that might just escape the ice but i'm not really sure. what a formidable the field of has it never been trapped in ice not even once it's very powerful and when circumstances get really difficult we can rely on it we believe its power will help and save us more. crew changeover in the engine room twenty two people are involved in here the crew .
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situation. we haven't been able to. break through. here there were about four miles of. we were breaking it down for five days i'm hoping for help from mother nature. to come through. we can't cut through so much faster. now and last year we couldn't get through when it was just it was more than three meters deep then about a meter of snow on top of that they had no choice but.
it's a long way from the russian. huge chunk of. the home. to the ocean. four out of ten fuel tanks were left they had to conserve fuel for the whole. after that there wasn't although a few containers of spare parts and some snowmobiles were also lost. everyone is anxious about what further surprises no hold for now though the. closer to the progress station. sometimes surprises too once we have there we were unloading fuel when they started cracking so we have to. we will have to
cut it a little it was an emergency and we had to get off quickly it was impossible to turn back because that was close by lots of things happening. we had to wait half an hour at the progress stations. suddenly started cracking there was a huge iceberg behind us. flipped the other way. the critical factor. to pull back and wait for. it turned out that the progress of station frontal activity was at its peak for ten days and there was intense and heavy snowfall visibility was practically nothing and the flight was so we had to wait ten days until it finally stopped.
select the right on which to land. still remember the. old from a cracking ice book imagine it lifts off the ice cracks right after it it was terrifying. taking its first flight. and the ship will take off. the plane. taking off from the station as usual. close to the ship the host of containers is moved down to the ice when the plane is disassembled. that's when the waves came. it started swinging all the way out. i was doing something down in my cabin. sudden i heard
a huge noise out there i went to check it out it was the sure. it was impossible. and the fuel tanks were water was very close within just two meters so we had that aircraft up fast and get it onto the hatch cover thank god we did it the other way it would have caused a lot of trouble now we'll see what the. that caused all the trouble at the station may just help us here.
from here. to the. nothing can be left until tomorrow because at any moment conditions might change suddenly and without warning. in the northern hemisphere this kind of wind would be called a hurricane but here it's just a regular storm extreme weather like this is common place in antarctica. as soon as their work was done a huge storm rolled in with winds of up to thirty two meters per second the ship has no choice but to wait until it ends it may take
a few days though. no longer matters the main tasks have been completed. will be here things went smoothly surprisingly it was over very fast i didn't expect that. the academic field heads north. for a hundred ninety four days for more than half a year the crew has been out on the open ocean. back of the cape town seaport there's still another twenty eight days or so just in petersburg but after antarctica even here feels almost like home. millions around the globe struggle with hunger each good. what if someone
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