Skip to comments.Helicopter rescue plan for passengers stuck onboard the Akademik Shokalskiy
Posted on 12/30/2013 7:29:39 PM PST by fso301
An 18-person crew will be left aboard the Akademik Shokalskiy for weeks -- or even months -- while tourists and scientists are evacuated.
The Australian icebreaker Aurora Australis today failed in its second attempt to free the Russian-registered ship -- which has been stuck since Christmas Day with 76 people aboard.
"The Australian Maritime Safety Authority's Rescue Co-ordination Centre was advised this morning by the Aurora Australis that the ship will not be able to reach the MV Akademik Shokalskiy," AMSA said in a statement.
"The Aurora Australis advised RCC Australia it would be at risk of becoming beset by ice itself if it continued to make further rescue attempts."
The latest weather forecast for the area is of possible heavy snow and rain as well as possible fog and poor visibility.
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(Excerpt) Read more at themercury.com.au ...
What’s the Carbon impact of this action?
They’re all down there studying that pesky Global Warming, I’m sure.
“... while tourists...”
Correctly: wannabe global warming scientific pimps....
Thanks for showing us the faces of our enemies!
Someone needs to put Looter Guy and Pajama Boy onto that image.
Blizzard halts bid to rescue ship trapped in Antarctic ice
(So much for summer time global warming!)
None of those morons even look smart. I can see why they fell for the “global warming” hoax. I’ll bet they are all rich though. Oh well, maybe they’ll all get a penguin skin hat out of the deal.
From the article:
“Meanwhile on board the Shokalskiy, moral remains good and the team are pulling together in an extraordinary way.
“Everyone is working hard to support one another.
“We are all keeping busy, with twice daily briefings outlining all the information we have to hand, alongside classes through the day: knot tying, languages, yoga, photography and many others while the science programme has continued as best we can.”
“we are all having great sex”
They are all pajama boy, though politically, they are all looter guy (apologies to him - he was stealing the necessities of life.)
Gee, isn’t it summertime at the South Pole?
How is the passage of time going to help this situation?
Oh, maybe they’re expecting that the next wave of Global Warming is going to kick in soon.
That's generally what holds leftist groups together.
Really? I don't see any NOT GUILTY females in the picture. But then, never mind, no females are required.
They'll still come back and be interviewed blaming you for using incandescent light bulbs.
Cabin Details The Akademik Shokalskiy has twenty-six outside cabins with private or shared bathroom facilities. Twins have windows or portholes, and the largest staterooms have private facilities, multiple windows and TV/DVD.
Wow, the column *completely* omits that they’re there to study global warming. “Journalism.”
>> Wow, the column *completely* omits that theyre there to study global warming. Journalism.
Noticed the same elsewhere.
This dude walks into a bar and sees a penguin sitting on a barstool, a shot of Jack Daniels in front of him.
The penguin downs the shot and walks out.
Wow! says the dude to the bartender, Never seen anything like it.
The bartender shrugs and says, Hes just a welder on the construction site nearby.
The dude, says, Hey, I own a circus and would hire him!
The bartender: Come back tomorrow, hes here most every day after work, has one drink and goes home.
Circus owner returns the next day, and as expected, the penguin shows up, and orders a shot of Jack Daniels.
The circus owner approaches him and says, Say, Ive never seen anything like it, I own a circus and could give you a well paying job.
The penguin says, Well, sure, I wouldnt mind working for you, but what is a welder going to do in a circus?
Penguin is on the menu?
I guess it must taste like chicken?
Judging by the wall thickness where the portholes are, I’d say it has R-32 insulation. It’s a Russian ship you know so it may be asbestos.
Didn’t the schmuck in charge just say they would be okay because the ice was melting? It must really be hard for the eco weenies when Mother Earth smacks them with the reality stick.
mmmm,...Sauteed Penguin in fava bean sauce with a nice fruity Penguin Bordeaux....
I’ve always wanted to open a restaurant called “Tastes Like Chicken”.
I would serve all the things people say, “Tastes Like Chicken”, but no chicken.
Dang looking at that table reminds me that I can’t even remember how long it’s been since I ate somewhere that had cloth napkins or more than one fork, one spoon and one knife by the plate.
Yeah, yeah, yeah. All those rich people that packed for a month's journey are fixing to be evacuated with only the parkas on their backs.
Maybe they'll be able to go to a Vladivostock flea market and buy all the stuff they had to leave behind.
“We are all having great sex”
With the icebergs I guess.
The Most Annoying People in the world trapped on a ship together ,hope they have fun . LOL
The Antarctic research fiasco would you, could you, in a boat?
As we reported previously on WUWT here and here, the saga of the climate scientists/tourists trapped in ice continues to fascinate many. Now a second ship has given up on rescue, after the Chinese ship Snow Dragon gave up two days ago. The Aurora Australis has abandoned rescue of the trapped Russian researchvessel in Antarctica and a helicopter evacuation in now being ordered. This episode has taken on a heightened comedic fiasco-like quality.
Now, with such a fantastic failure in full world view, questions are going to start being asked. For example, with advanced tools at their disposal (that Mawson never had) such as near real-time satellite imaging of Antarctic sea ice, GPS navigation, on-board Internet, radar, and satellite communications, one wonders how these folks managed to get themselves stuck at all. Was it simple incompetence of ignoring the signs and data at their disposal combined with full steam ahead fever? Even the captain of the Aurora Australis had the good sense to turn back knowing hed reached the limits of the ship on his rescue attempt. Or, was it some sort of publicity stunt to draw attention? If it was the latter, it has backfired mightily.
One might argue that with photos like the one below, this whole Spirit of Mawson research expedition, is little more than a media stunt.
Even after the ship was trapped, these reporters still had a party like atmosphere going on:
(more at link)
That’s a nice picture of the “tourists” enjoying the heat of the southern hemisphere’s summer.
for 30 years the news media has been saying that the Ice caps have been melting. In this story the news media HIDE that this ship is full of global warming scientists out to show how the ice is melting in Antarctica. actually there is more ICE in Antarctica than has ever been measured. global warming is a big lie. this shows that we can’t trust what the news media nor what scientists say ever on anything. do your own research on the internet and keep in mind that almost all news and a lot of science coming out is actually political propaganda that is meant to enslave us to government(socialism disguised as news and science as the global warming hoax shows). dumb democrat voters believe all the media lies and instead hate us for saying the truth. it’s the gov and media trying to enslave us and them . we Republicans are just saying the truth which would save freedom and our way of life. but for daring to say our opinion we get attacked viciously as being deniers or racists(both lies)
tell the idiots to start swimming
One more week and the porn begins.
Looks like things did not go exactly as planed. Bwahahahahahahahahahahaha.
Am I right about that ?
Imagine the first person that ever ate a chicken;
and the person standing next to them says,
“Hey, what’s that taste like?”
In before (WOW, THIS LATE?!) Bush’s fault!
What are we looking at there, an IQ of about 1500 combined?
I see a bunch of typical looking liberals in that picture.
Imagine the first person that ever ate a chicken;
and the person standing next to them says,
Hey, whats that taste like?
Tastes like your mother, but different.
Global warming is the biggest lie ever told. This is a ship full of global warming scientists out to prove how the ice is melting in Antarctica. the liberal media hides that fact.global warming is the biggest lie ever told. its the crime of the century. democrats use this hoax to try to enslave us and destroy capitalism.Antarctic ice is the thickest its ever been even though many of these scientists and al gore predicted the Arctic would be ice free by now. send al gore , Obama and other democrat pushers of the global warming hoax to rescue these people lol.that gov funded this hoax for 30 years proves government is a cancer that can never work
socialism/government is a cancer and can never work
see the videos from these lying propagandists claiming us and capitalism(co2) will raise sea levels hundreds of feet. they are saying the whole planet will be under water soon because of global warming
Definetly see a couple of “oven stuffers” in the mix, there.
That pesky Globaloney Warming!