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trip to Antarctica!
off Oates Land
An ice breaker starting to do what it was built
for. There is a lot of skill and experience needed
to navigate such ships in heavy ice, being able to read
the signs and decide at which point to enter the ice and
which route to take. Breaking ice uses a lot of fuel compared
to travelling in open water and the heavier the ice, the
greater the useage.
Picture courtesy of Mike Usher
- Mike went on a Ross Sea expedition on board the Kapitan Khlebnikov
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