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Trom­sø – 29th Octo­ber 2017

How do you see that the sum­mer is over? When Anti­gua is back in Trom­sø after several mon­ths in Spits­ber­gen. When the sun is going down under the hori­zon at 3 p.m. When you have to clean the snow away on deck 5 times a day. When you see a lot of old friends from Spits­ber­gen along­side in the har­bour in Trom­sø: the Cape Race, the Polar­girl, the Auro­ra Explo­ra, they are all here. Good old Nor­der­licht is along­side Anti­gua.

The light comes and goes with the snow­sho­wers, grey clouds alter­na­te with soft sun­light. Some­ti­mes the­re is no visi­bi­li­ty at all, some­ti­mes the colour­ful woo­den houses are reflec­ted on the mir­ror-like water sur­face. Peop­le are com­ing to the ship through the snow one by one, han­ding bags and suit­ca­ses over befo­re they come on board. Then we are com­ple­te, pas­sen­gers and crew. We gather in the salong, wel­co­me on board! We talk about life on the ship and the plans for the upco­m­ing days and enjoy the first din­ner of the trip. Sascha has pre­pa­red sal­mon. Good stuff!

Gal­le­ry – Trom­sø – 29th Octo­ber 2017

Click on thumb­nail to open an enlar­ged ver­si­on of the spe­ci­fic pho­to.

After din­ner, we talk about nort­hern light pho­to­gra­phy and have a look at the came­ras. It is com­ple­te­ly clou­dy now, but we have got a who­le week, so the­re are very rea­listic chan­ces for a clear evening and then … fin­gers cros­sed!

Heli­co­p­ter crash: wreck found

The wreck of the Rus­si­an heli­co­p­ter that went mis­sing on Thurs­day after­noon is now most likely found. A ROV (Remo­te­ly Ope­ra­ted Vehi­cle) of the Nor­we­gi­an Navy has loca­li­zed an object at a depth of 209 metres on the sea floor that appears to be the wreck of the MI-8 heli­co­p­ter. The ROV named “Hugin” and ano­t­her ROV of the rese­arch ves­sel Ossi­an Sars will con­ti­nue to gather data to iden­ti­fy the object and to find the mis­sing per­sons. The­re were 8 peop­le in the heli­co­p­ter when it cras­hed on Thurs­day. No traces of sur­vi­vors could be found.

The posi­ti­on is 2.2 kilo­me­tres nor­the­ast of the Rus­si­an heli­co­p­ter base at Hee­rod­den clo­se to Bar­ents­burg.

A Rus­si­an aero­pla­ne has brought divers and other spe­cia­lists from Rus­sia to Lon­gye­ar­by­en to take part in the ope­ra­ti­on under Nor­we­gi­an lea­ders­hip.

Diving robo­ter Hugin of the Nor­we­gi­an navy sear­ching after the cras­hed heli­co­p­ter near Hee­rod­den.

Diving roboter Hugin close to Heerodden.

Sources: NRK, Sval­bard­pos­ten

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