JR224: Chemosynthetic life in the Antarctic


Cruise diary

Saturday 17 January 2009
Location: Falkland Islands (Port Stanley: 51º40S 59º51W)

Checking the propellers!
We arrived in Port Stanley, Falklands Islands, on Friday 16 in the morning. Unfortunately, the wind was too strong (35-40 knots) to allow for safe diving to check the propellers, so we had to wait until  Saturday morning, when the wind had calmed down and the divers could do their work. 

After inspection, we had confirmation that there was no damage in the propellers caused by the longline, so we could leave immediately towards South Georgia Island, where we expect to arrive on Monday night.


Divers preparing to check out the propeller for damage

Land ahoy!

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