Nuclear Ninety North
Eclipse of the Midnight Sun
August 1st, 2008
|2008-07-27 04:43 UTC||Click images for enlargements.||84°40.06'N 51°28.82'E|
As we were heading south from the Pole, we happened to pass Atomflot sister ship Yamal, which we'd last seen at the dock in Murmansk, heading north.
|2008-07-27 04:46 UTC||84°40.48'N 51°29.96'E|
The Yamal can be instantly recognised by its unique toothy grin. In winter, ice forms on the anchors, giving the impression of eyes above the jaws.
|2008-07-27 04:47 UTC||84°40.53'N 51°30.44'E|
|2008-07-27 04:54 UTC||84°40.52'N 51°30.62'E|
The Yamal was using its forced air system to ease its passage through the ice—note the foam around the bow.
|2008-07-27 04:58 UTC||84°39.97'N 51°31.57'E|
by John Walker
August 20th, 2008