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MV Ortelius

360 degree pan­ora­mas of the MV Orte­li­us

The bar of Orte­li­us.

The Bridge.

The Deck 4.

The restau­rant.

The Sau­na.

The Slee­per.

Heli­co­p­ter

On cer­tain voya­ges (Ross Sea, Emperor penguins/Weddell Sea), MV Orte­li­us is equip­ped with two heli­co­p­ters to reach pla­ces other­wi­se inac­ces­si­ble.

The lar­ger one of the two heli­co­p­ters during the Ross Sea trip on board MV Orte­li­us in ear­ly 2013. Without the­se two helos (and their gre­at pilots and mecha­nics!), we would have mis­sed a lot on this trip. Some important pla­ces are fore­see­ab­ly not acces­si­ble without heli­co­p­ters, as they are most­ly deep in ice, such as McMur­do Base (inclu­ding Hut Point and Obser­va­ti­on Hill). Others are princi­pal­ly inac­ces­si­ble without the­se fly­ing machi­nes, no mat­ter how good the con­di­ti­ons are. For examp­le magi­cal Tay­lor Val­ley (Dry Val­leys).

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last modification: 2014-02-03 · copyright: Rolf Stange
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