Nuclear Ninety North
Eclipse of the Midnight Sun
August 1st, 2008
|2008-07-21 23:32 UTC||Click images for enlargements.||75°50.65'N 41°13.82'E|
Around midnight ship's time, as we approached 76° North, we encountered a fishing fleet composed of Norwegian and Russian ships harvesting krill.
|2008-07-21 23:35 UTC||75°51.67'N 41°15.32'E|
You can see that this Norwegian ship is towing its trawl net from the stern.
|2008-07-22 00:10 UTC||75°54.27'N 41°11.80'E|
We made a close rendezvous with the Murmansk-based Ostrov Valaam whose net attracted the attention of numerous seabirds.
|2008-07-21 23:45 UTC||75°53.54'N 41°14.31'E|
Packages were passed between the ships by sealing them in watertight bags attached to floats, and retrieved by grapnel. The Ostrov Valaam sent us some Franz Josef Land shrimp which were served at a barbecue a few days later.
|2008-07-22 00:35 UTC|
by John Walker
August 20th, 2008