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Northbound

THe RRS Ernest Shackleton departed Stanley on the 29th April heading north for the UK, after a very busy and successful Antarctic season. The trip north was pretty uneventful and mostly done in calm seas. This afforded the Deck Dept. … Continue reading

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Antarctica 2011-12

We are back down south again in the Weddell Sea once again involved in the annual Halley relief operation. We departed Immingham in the UK in early November and had a pretty uneventful trip south to Cape Town. The weather … Continue reading

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North Sea 2011

The Shackleton has been through quite a lot since you last heard from us down south.  We departed Stanley in April and headed North for warmer climes. We had an unscheduled stop in Cape Verde for fuel on the way … Continue reading

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Antarctica 2011

After a rather long leave of absence the “Shackleton Blog” is once again back in action. With a crew change completed on the 29th January in Stanley, behind us, we departed in fine weather and headed in south-easterly direction towards … Continue reading

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North Sea July 2010

The RRS Ernest Shackleton has been through quite a bit since you heard from us. The trip north from the Falklands and arrival in Grimsby, a crew change and Dynmaic Positoioning (DP) trials. Capt. Marshall’s team re-joined on the 20th … Continue reading

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The Antarctic Peninsula And Back…

Radio Officer Patrick and the Crew got off the Mighty Ernest Shackleton in Stanley, Falkland Islands in Mid-March. Pat told me he was doing a monthly blog and would I continue with some of my own entries and so apologies … Continue reading

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Back at Halley

Well the Science section of our cruise duly came to an end and we made or way out of the Weddell sea pack ice towards Creek IV at Halley. The sea was flat calm and greasy looking as we approached … Continue reading

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Weddell Sea Wanderings

Our Science program kicked into gear quite smoothly and we have had a very high success rate with our buoy retrieval efforts so far. Our first task was to attempt to raise several buoys tethered to the sea floor that … Continue reading

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Cape Town and Back

Well Cape Town has come and gone and we are we are entering the pack ice once again after a rather rough trip down. Our trip North was largely uneventful and done in mostly sublime weather conditions. We timed it … Continue reading

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Creek 3 Halley – Discharge

New Years Greetings to you all. After a difficult final passage through compacted pack ice we finally broke through into open water and made our way down the coastline towards Halley on New Years day. We arrived at Creek 3, … Continue reading

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