Dellers & The Ship Of Fools

Posted: September 21, 2016 by tallbloke in solar system dynamics

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

By Paul Homewood

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http://www.breitbart.com/london/2016/09/20/ship-fools-ii-expedition-escapes-arctic-freeze-nick-time/

Dellers writes:

The Polar Ocean Challenge expedition – aka Ship of Fools II – has escaped from the Arctic by the skin of its teeth.

It was supposed to show how amazingly navigable the Arctic Circle has become now that climate change is supposedly melting the polar ice caps at a dangerous and unprecedented rate. But according to one observer who has followed their progress closely (see comments at Paul Homewood‘s place), the intrepid explorers – including a 14-year-old boy – came within just two days of calamity, after being hampered by unexpectedly large quantities of a mysterious substance apparently made of frozen water.

The southern NWP route is now closed at the NE exit, with northern Prince Regent Sound blocked by 9/10 ice in freeze up mode. Exactly where they barely made it through after hours of probing on 9/12. Northabout made it through…

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Comments
  1. What I’m wondering is how a cruise ship pulled off the stunt. “”Mission Accomplished: Crystal Serenity Completes 32-Day Northwest Passage Journey” http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160916005705/en/Mission-Accomplished-Crystal-Serenity-Completes-32-Day-Northwest

    One hint is these sentences within the article: “During the northernmost portion of the journey, Crystal Serenity was escorted by the RRS Ernest Shackleton. In addition to being fully equipped as a first response vessel for virtually any emergency situation, the RRS Shackleton provided ice breaking capabilities ….” If AGW is making the NW passage all the more easily navigable, wouldn’t there be no need for ice-breaking capabilities at all?

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