Photo of the day: Seaspray and bits of ice

Local time: 2016-09-04 15:52
Position: 84° 42.895’N 171° 59.988’W
Heading: 307°
Speed: 10.3 knots
Water depth: 2010 m
Wind speed: 19.2 m/s
Air temperature: -1.9°C
Sea temperature: -1.4°C

Ice conditions and concentration vary greatly in the Arctic Ocean . The last days we have been in transit in open water. The only ice we see are these bits of ice, bobbing up and down in the waves.

The contrast between the motions of the ship in ice and open water is huge. There are no waves in the ice, as they are damped by the ice. As we entered open water, the ship started rolling and pitching more due to the swell. It has been a long time since anyone has been sea sick on the ship, but today there has been a couple of grey faces. Luckily, we are entering more ice soon!

 

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2 thoughts on “Photo of the day: Seaspray and bits of ice

  1. Really nice views- However I hope the de-icing system is working properly to save you from unwanted stability problems in the harch arctic 🙂

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    • Thanks, Mårten! Currently the only de-icing I have heard is manual banging and scraping. But not so much icing that it compromises the stability, fortunately.

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