Nuclear Ninety North
Eclipse of the Midnight Sun
August 1st, 2008
|2008-07-21 08:48 UTC||Click images for enlargements.||72°9.25'N 36°52.54'E|
The morning after our departure from Murmansk, our ship encountered and made a close photo pass around another Russian icebreaker chartered by Quark Expeditions, the diesel-electric Капитан Хлэбников (Kapitan Khlebnikov), returning to Murmansk from a voyage through the Northeast Passage.
|2008-07-21 08:53 UTC||72°8.96'N 36°51.66'E|
Based in Vladivostok, the Khlebnikov is also used in the southern summer for expeditions to Antarctica.
|2008-07-21 09:06 UTC||72°8.95'N 36°51.98'E|
After the photo opportunity, the two ships resumed their respective courses, North and South.
by John Walker
August 20th, 2008