30 June 2007

Close calls with glaciers

Hi All,
The videos below were shot near Palmer Station by a friend back on April 23rd. The research vessel Nathaniel B. Palmer was approximately a kilometer from the glacier edge when it began to calve...and then it didn't stop calving. It actually washed large junks of ice onto the deck and caved in the side of a large metal shipping container. Fortunately everyone made it off the aft deck in time, and no one was injured.

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