Skip to comments.Akademic Shokalskiy makes it back to port, #spiritofmawson ship of fools still stuck in Antarctica
Posted on 01/13/2014 3:07:54 PM PST by Daralundy
The comedy just keeps on coming. Plus, now it seems that Turney failed to get some approvals, and his welcome home may not be all the happy. Maybe hell stay in Antarctica.
After having to prematurely abandon their mission due to being stuck in ice, and having a weather forecast provided that said all they had to do was wait a few more days, which came true, freeing the ship, the intrepid Dr. Turney and his gaggle of global warming geese tourists were evacuated by helicopter to the Aurora Australis, which then sailed to the Australian Casey Station to finish the resupply operations that got interrupted by Turneys distress call.
The #spirtofmawson people are still at Casey Station, waiting for their ride home, while the Akademic Shokalskiy has made it to port in New Zealand.
From the Aurora Australis sitreps reports:
Sunday 12-Jan-2014 We arrived at Casey this morning ready to commence cargo operations at 8am. We continued moving cargo between the ship and shore until 1330 when the refuelling hose was loaded on to the barge. The hose and anchoring system were deployed then the hose tested for any leaks. Once the leak test was complete pumping of SAB (Special Antarctic Blend) began. We are expecting that the completion of the refuelling of Casey will occur at around 6am tomorrow morning and we will have delivered over 850,000 litres of fuel during resupply part 1 and part 2. There is one remaining hold of cargo on the ship to discharge. When it is possible we try and transport cargo on the shore to ship as well as the ship to shore. This is not always possible depending at what stage of unloading we are at and what needs to occur to make room for the RTA cargo.
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Lesson for us all: Summer weather can be treacherous, dude!
This is just too delicious.
Ballad of Eco-Nut Isle
Just sit right back and you’ll hear a tale,
A tale of a fateful trip
That started from this frozen port
Aboard this Russian ship.
The mate was a mighty sailing man,
The skipper effeminate.
Fifty passengers set sail that day
For a three hour tour, a three hour tour.
The climate started getting rough,
The tiny ship was trapped,
If not for the courage of the fearless crew
The Akademik Shokalskiy would be lost, the Akademik Shokalskiy would be lost.
The ship set ground on top of this frozen Antarctic sea ..With Eco-Nuts
The Skipper too,
The millionaire and his husband,
The movie star
The eco-nut professor and a lesbee-an,
Here on Eco-Nut Isle.
I still think looter guy should be in that pic.
LOL! Good one!
I even sang it to myself to check it out.
I give that picture a 10.... IQ points
I hope the Chinese, Russians and other rescuers stick him and his organization with a big fat bill.
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