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Mariner trying to sail NW Passage rescued after sailboat gets stuck in sea ice near Barrow
Alaska Dispatch News ^ | Julu 13, 2014 | Michelle Theriault Boots

Posted on 07/14/2014 12:12:35 PM PDT by citizen

A man attempting to sail his 36-foot sailboat through the Northwest Passage was rescued by a U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker Saturday after his boat became trapped in Arctic sea ice northeast of Barrow.

The Coast Guard cutter Healy broke a 12-mile path through ice to reach the sailboat Altan Girl about 40 miles from Barrow, the Coast Guard said in a news release Sunday. The Healy was diverted from a research mission to respond to the sailboat.

The Coast Guard did not release the rescued man’s name, but the Nome Nugget’s June 26 “Dock Walk” column described the Altan Girl as a “Canadian-Turkish sailing vessel."

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Humor; Weather
KEYWORDS: arctic; climatechange; globalcooling; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax; ice; maritime; weather
Vessel captain is unidentified at this point. I'm betting he leans port.
1 posted on 07/14/2014 12:12:36 PM PDT by citizen
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To: citizen

Gee, I wonder what he was trying to prove.


2 posted on 07/14/2014 12:13:29 PM PDT by chopperman
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To: chopperman

He proved he’s no seaman.


3 posted on 07/14/2014 12:15:20 PM PDT by citizen (There is always free government cheese in the mouse trap.....https://twitter.com/kracker0)
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To: chopperman

Out to disprove gullibull varming, no doubt!


4 posted on 07/14/2014 12:16:30 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: citizen

Yup! Probably a “warmer” who found out that his data was a bit off, haa! I hope he has to give up his boat to pay for his rescue but probably feels he is due the rescue.


5 posted on 07/14/2014 12:17:42 PM PDT by YouGoTexasGirl
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To: citizen

It’s weird how many people trying to do this ALWAYS get stuck in the ice. They might want to purchase a globe before they sail off. Oh yeah. Don’t read any articles written by Algore and his loony envirowackos.


6 posted on 07/14/2014 12:20:11 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The future must not belong to those who slander bacon.)
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To: citizen

40 miles from Barrow means that he didn’t get very far before becoming ice-locked.


7 posted on 07/14/2014 12:21:23 PM PDT by Southack (The one thing preppers need from the 1st World? http://tinyurl.com/ktfwljc .)
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To: citizen
after his boat became trapped in Arctic sea ice northeast of Barrow.

Stuck in ice in July. More proof of global warming.

8 posted on 07/14/2014 12:21:26 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: citizen

A sailboat?


9 posted on 07/14/2014 12:21:46 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Hah! Gullible warming! I like it.


10 posted on 07/14/2014 12:22:20 PM PDT by citizen (There is always free government cheese in the mouse trap.....https://twitter.com/kracker0)
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To: Southack

Not far at all.

He was attempting to sail from Vancouver to the Canadian east coast via the Arctic Circle. At least the Coast Guard rescue was straightforward, after they ice broke a 12 mile path.


11 posted on 07/14/2014 12:25:52 PM PDT by citizen (There is always free government cheese in the mouse trap.....https://twitter.com/kracker0)
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To: citizen
A beer cooler must have fallen off of some Eskimo's fishing
boat. Everyone knows there is no ice in the Arctic anymore.
12 posted on 07/14/2014 12:34:51 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

It is true that up until last summer a lot of the Arctic Ocean was free of ice to some degree in the warm months. How clear from ice I don’t know.

But this guy should have decided his sailing route and time of the year based on the current conditions of the last year and this summer. The Arctic has been more ice packed in the summer recently.

A GW doofus, I think.


13 posted on 07/14/2014 12:35:20 PM PDT by citizen (There is always free government cheese in the mouse trap.....https://twitter.com/kracker0)
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To: TigersEye
Everyone knows there is no ice in the Arctic anymore.

This guy knew it.

14 posted on 07/14/2014 12:39:01 PM PDT by citizen (There is always free government cheese in the mouse trap.....https://twitter.com/kracker0)
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To: Southack

You are right about that. 40 miles from Barrow is about 2000 miles from Nova Scotia.


15 posted on 07/14/2014 12:39:48 PM PDT by RinaseaofDs (.)
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To: citizen
Vessel captain is unidentified at this point. I'm betting he leans port.

Richard Head would be a good name for him ;)

Ed

16 posted on 07/14/2014 12:40:25 PM PDT by husky ed (FOX NEWS ALERT "Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead" THIS HAS BEEN A FOX NEWS ALERT)
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To: citizen
It must be an epiphany to wake up 12 miles deep in pack ice - an “oh, shiite” moment.

OTOH, he's probably thinking he should have started out on the Greenland side. Duh.

17 posted on 07/14/2014 12:41:47 PM PDT by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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He probably went broke stocking up on provisions in Barrow - I was there in the 90’s and a gallon of milk was $11.00.


18 posted on 07/14/2014 12:48:45 PM PDT by dainbramaged (Get out of my country now)
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“Canadian-Turkish sailing vessel."

Wow. Canadian-Turkish. Great donuts AND great coffee.

19 posted on 07/14/2014 12:52:26 PM PDT by beebuster2000
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To: husky ed

Yes, indeed!

I well remember Chevy Chase informing us of your tag line each week on SNL :/


20 posted on 07/14/2014 12:56:52 PM PDT by citizen (There is always free government cheese in the mouse trap.....https://twitter.com/kracker0)
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To: citizen

Vessel captain is unidentified at this point. I’m betting he leans port.

Ben Dover ?


21 posted on 07/14/2014 1:09:41 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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I well remember Chevy Chase informing us of your tag line each week on SNL :/

Exactly. I remembered it when Fox News whens nuts back in 2003 and had a 'FOX NEWS ALERT' every other minute. ;C

Ed

22 posted on 07/14/2014 1:21:53 PM PDT by husky ed (FOX NEWS ALERT "Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead" THIS HAS BEEN A FOX NEWS ALERT)
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To: husky ed
....Fox News whens nuts back in 2003 and had a 'FOX NEWS ALERT' every other minute.

FNC is still pretty much nuts if that's the standard. They seem to start every segment with an ALERT.

Talk about the boy crying wolf too much, that is what Fox does with their constant alerts.

23 posted on 07/15/2014 4:46:12 AM PDT by citizen (There is always free government cheese in the mouse trap.....https://twitter.com/kracker0)
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