January 27, 2015 in Pictures
This past weekend, the PEA team headed for the coast in a big convoy to unload 200 tons of supplies and equipment, including two customised Toyota Hiluxes!
First sighting of the Mary Arctica.
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The containers on the deck of the Mary Arctica.
The crew trying to moor the ship. However the swell was so big that the captain had to abandon using mooring lines and instead use the ship’s propeller and bow thrusters.
The Mary Arctica alongside the ice shelf. Time to unload the containers!
The deck crane unloading the first containers. The empty sledges are waiting for their cargo to haul back to the station.
The temporary container park is slowly filling up.
Karel brought his drone. Here's an aerial view of the unloading operations.
On the second day, the swell was so bad that the ship had to stand off for hours.
The improvised ice dock as seen from the sea.
Marking a safe path back to the station.
The Toyota Hiluxes will accompany the convoy.
Prinoth tractors and heavy timber.
A sledge train and a Hilux on the way back.
Arrival of one of the four sledges trains at Princess Elisabeth Antarctica.
Emptying the freezer.
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