Posts Tagged ‘MV Akademik Shokalskiy’

Partying? What can one call a ship where fools calling themselves experts send film after film with partying people also complaining that the beer is running short? 😛 ”The beer is running short” – Problems in Antarctica, Norah4you 28 december 2013

”Rescue situation in Antarctic remains unchanged,” the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) said in an update on Wednesday. ”Helicopter unable to fly in current weather conditions. Raining in area & winds 20-30 knots.”

Australian authorities, who are coordinating the rescue, plan to use the helicopter on board the Chinese-flagged icebreaker Xue Long to bring 52 passengers off the boat, leaving behind its 22 crew members.

They would then be taken by barge from the Xue Long to the Aurora Australis.

AMSA said the latest information was that the Chinese vessel was ”moving and manoeuvring slowly around the ice”, allaying fears that the Xue Long had itself become trapped.

”The Rescue Coordination Centre has no information indicating they are stuck in the ice at this time,” spokeswoman Lisa Martin said.

Passengers on the stranded ship had been following in the footsteps of Australian Sir Douglas Mawson and his 1911-1914 expedition and they greeted the New Year with cheer, singing an anthem they wrote to ring in 2014.Winds, rain put Antarctic ship rescue on hold, Bangkokpost 1 Jan 2014 08.49 local time Bangkok GMT 01.49

Fortsatt väntan för fastfrusna, Helsingborgs Dagblad 1 jan 2014
Fortsatt väntan för fastfrusna, SvD 1 jan 2014
Lång väntan för fastfrusna, GP 1 jan 2014
Fortsatt väntan för fastfrusna, Aftonbladet 1 jan 2014

Funniest comments of 2013 is due to these clowns own actions (hm?) found in The Antarctic ‘reserach’ fiasco, ‘would you, could you, in a boat’?, wattsupwiththat 2013/12/30 :

Chuck Nolan says:
December 30, 2013 at 8:08 pm
Found this in the comment section of The Independent.
“John Belushi 5 hours ago
Will it have any effect on (AGW) Al Gore Warming?”
I must be slower than I thought.
I never even saw that one coming.
AGW …. all this time the perfect acronym.

Leo G says:
December 30, 2013 at 8:14 pm
Have I got this right? A pair of Australian professors whose names sound like Christmas Turkey and Fogwilly use research funds to organise a tourist trip PR stunt in Antarctica by chartering a ship with a name that sounds like MV Academic Shocks-are-likely. A bipolar expedition?

EO Peter says:
December 30, 2013 at 5:18 pm
This is more than a complete success, they proven the existence of ice-nine!

Robert of Ottawa says:
December 30, 2013 at 4:23 pm
Welcome to Polar Summer guys! Just imagine winter!

Joe Bastardi says:
December 30, 2013 at 3:31 pm
The most remarkable thing: They actually believe their own drivel.

Happy New Year to everyone.

Additional text 06.20 GMT 1 Jan 2014:
It took a while but the more true nature of definition for travellers onboard finally been read in bbc.com’s website…..

Notice: Tourists and scientists aboard a Russian ship, the MV Akademik Shokalskiy, which has been trapped for eight days in the Antarctic, have been keeping their spirits up by composing a song to celebrate the New Year.
Scientists trapped on ship in Antarctic keep spirits up, BBC news 31 December 2013 Last updated at 16:55 GMT
compare this with
Despite being trapped in Antarctic ice for more than a week, dozens of crew and passengers on board the Akademik Shokalskiy have celebrated the new year with good cheer.Festive new year cheer onboard ship trapped in Antarctic, BBC early 1 january 2014 GMT

It reminds me of the old song: What shall we do with the drunken sailor…… 🙂

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