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Southward Bound 2009

Greetings to all the long suffering and mostly now non existent fans of the Shackleton Blog. The Blog was only resting and hopefully with a bit of TLC we can get the old gal going again. The RRS Ernest Shackleton … Continue reading

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NORTH SEA RAMBLINGS

Greetings from the North Sea, the Shackleton has had a busy time of it since you last heard from us.  After The Norwegian job and demob in Kristiansund the ship headed for Aberdeen where mobilisation with ISS commenced.  They installed two … Continue reading

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Grab Sampling in the Norwegain Sea

On her latest charter the RRS Ernest Shackleton has been involved in Environmental Monitoring for Statoilhydro in the Norwegian Sea. Since the 1980’s, Norwegian legislation has enforced Environmental Monitoring around all platforms, installations and subsea structures. Each site is surveyed … Continue reading

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The Humber to Norway

Greetings once again, well here we are, floating about in the North Sea on contract and earning our keep. After a fairly hectic stay in Immingham with repairs and new installations of equipment we finally departed Immingham on Sunday the 10th … Continue reading

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Stanley to the Humber

Greetings once again, it has been quite a while since we you heard from us. Much water has passed under the hull since then and we are currently heading for Bergen in Norway for our North Sea stint. When you … Continue reading

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Crew Change – Stanley to Rothera

Capt. John Mashall’s team duly arrived in Stanley and joined the ship on the Tuesday the 10th March. We spent three days in Stanley which was a good opportunity to ease back into things on board ship. On Friday morning … Continue reading

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Okay, Okay, so it’s C-o-l-d

TEMPERATURES DROP IN ANTARCTICA Since I have working for the Antarctic Survey, I have been telling people back home that it is NOT so cold down here in Summer.  You have 24 hours of daylight.  You have all that UV … Continue reading

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The Shackleton in February 2009

SO WHERE ARE WE PRESENTLY ? Presently, the RRS Ernest Shackleton is in the Weddell Sea of Antarctica. And what are we doing here ? Science… The Shackleton is primarily a Logistics Ship, and then we don the disguise of … Continue reading

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When is a Ship not a Ship ??….

When it’s an aquarium ! One of the many jobs undertaken onboard the Shackleton is a continual battle against the elements to ensure the ship remains in tip-top condition. From Charlie Chalk the Bosun and his continual program of painting, … Continue reading

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The RRS Ernest Shackleton is back On Line …

Following the demise of the Shackleton Diaries, we introduce the new Shackleton Blog Site. No particular times for updates, just a continuous appearance of anything of interest – we hope. Enjoy Stevie B Radio Shackleton

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