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tv   Breaking the Set  RT  January 1, 2014 11:30pm-12:01am EST

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that was the first time i felt so acutely just how far away. ten days and nights of ocean lies. this is the radar. as you can see there is nothing there. any other ships just icebergs. you have to look out for yourself no one to relay messages except. ships or rescue centers or miles away now. it's now much antarctic autumn winter in the southern hemisphere begins at the same time as the northern summer several times over the short summer season the academic field will approach the coast of the most remote. this is her final voyage of the year they must deliver almost
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a year's worth of food and fuel to the ice stations and take away seasonal crews and aircraft. with. a tanker cargo vessel a passenger ship and an aircraft carrier. detailed navigational and operational plans are in place but also has arrived and no one can ever know just what to expect from antarctica. that antarctica always comes up with surprises you have to keep your eyes open because there's always something going wrong if it actually goes well for too long i start to worry there's no way antarctica will let you go on like that without incident it's unpredictable. bags containing polar clothing are stored in the freezer when the ship left some petersburg four months ago the weather was rainy and damp. most of the time.
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to keep. this one is for when. the other one is a. special occasion. much better. look they also have a vest. turn around. no they didn't have the straps to be crossed. off your back. the same comments every single year.
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and hard to reach. of course it's ok for work. of course. it's almost twice the size of your. challenging trip one thousand five hundred from the coast. but there. is a staggering. forty . the trucks can only move very slowly they carry fuel tanks to the
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highest arctic station which is three and a half thousand meters above sea level but also engine levels there equate to an altitude of five thousand meters anywhere else. mainframe. all those. factors huge groups that can seem strong can break and snap in freezing temperatures the most difficult part is the route itself seems endless ages just to cover about sixty. and that's actually a good going you can do anything you can make the time go faster speed up the process you just pray for the best and hope the truck will fail you he wanted to be over soon as possible you just want to be back home and. say you get back home and in time he stopped feeling a strong desire to. the work is difficult but the guys are great and you feel good
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once everything is done. even now i want to go as soon as i can. wear the same at first. all that will come soon enough for now. on antarctica the ocean appears very come on the bridge of a captain the navigation officer and two helmsmen the crew changes on the way. the crew watches reinforced you have to be twice as vigilant the closer you get to antarctica. for. the region is still under explored and. very long distances.
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these pictures are from nine hundred eighty seven they chronicle voyage of the academic field of the first diesel electric ice ship. first trip was good a really good one. remember we were in the captain's. having. yes i remember that clearly but we were having tea at the table was. huge bang and the car fell off the table. spilled everywhere. it was a rock that wasn't shown on the chart. everything was fine in the end and the rocks position was mapped.
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it is. the one hundred eighty seven obstacle course. the ship literally went through a trial of fire and ice. it was about four pm during a tea break we had cabbage pies that day i still remember that and then it all happened. this missile. fire broke out in the engine room one of the pipes burst and fuel oil spill down on to the white hot money fold there was a huge fire even now i feel uncomfortable when i hear a fire alarm to change the settings on all our clocks back at home because i can't stand the noise of. the ship went through thick and thin it's the best ship in the whole antarctic always gets the job done it's never failed she's really an incredible ship.
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it's even written somewhere but the academic sure there are if was the only ship in the world able to reach the north pole alone unaided by an ice breaker who would go to the polls quite often now but we still have a lot of respect for the arctic region it's a really harsh environment and there are nuclear icebreakers there antarctica is even worse besides we can't use nuclear icebreakers antarctica is much worse than the arctic region more severe this is my twenty six trip to antarctica and i've already been to the arctic twenty five times antarctica is much more interesting this trip is more fascinating and extensive it takes at least six months to get there the arctic region is like a relaxing walk. only takes about a month. in one thousand nine hundred five. once headed
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for and talk to some of his plan was to be up to six months but in the end he was away for eleven. ship and set sail later than. it was when the crew reached antarctica it cut through the ice close to the shoreline but they soon discovered that they were too close to crews reaction was well coordinated and fast. as always happens in the weather changed abruptly the ice around the ship stuck together and the vessel became trapped. imagine a sugar bowl. that's been emptied into a hollow there's tons of ice all over the place and the ships just not able to move we fought against it for many days trying to move out of there then the wind came up and the ice blocks started to shift to slightly so we were able to work our way through the coastal ice and belt
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a little it almost cracked the whole we tried to head for the open sea but it was already impassable by that time before my fit well with that. that was when the crew realized they'd be spending winter aboard the ship there's no way to help a vessel that stuck in an ice trap and so some of had to stay just where it was until spring their ship was weak in fact three times weaker than the academic field of this one that might just escape the ice but i'm not really sure. about a form to feel that rove has never been trapped in ice not even once it's very powerful and when circumstances get really difficult we can rely on it we believe its power will help and save us. more. crew changeover in the engine room twenty two people are involved in here the crews .
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seriously. it's a really. something we have lots of cabbage. we have. to be. we have. some of the. grapes.
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we get back to. the. food. carrots different types of. but of course to stop the yokes going off you have to turn them every two weeks. they may get a little dry at the stations because of the low humidity but they will never go bad .
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britain's cladding community fears its good name has been tarnished after incidents of people in clown costume scaring members of the public the copy cat craze believed to have been started by a man known to facebook as the northampton clown involves people dressing as the circus characters to surprise passers by in public places i know what you're thinking you're thinking that sounds a whole lot like the terrifying clowns of westminster george osborne with his big red nose and floppy feet scaring citizens into taking on ever more debt for fear of missing out on the property ladder or the equally horrifying stephen king like clouds of ben bernanke and mark carney wearing their big red frizzy wigs and staring menacingly in through your window at night pointing teeny tiny scored goals of the bankers.
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so. there are there are lying all antarctica stations that are going to make a radio check. level .
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to evacuate. the. well. we couldn't get to the barrier. there was no way to push. from the. recently. we haven't been able to.
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break through. here there were about four miles of. we were breaking it down. through. we can't cut through so much. now and last year we couldn't get through when it was just. more than three meters deep then about a meter of snow on top of that they had no choice but. the ice. from the russian a. huge chunk of. the home. was lost to the ocean.
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four out of ten fuel tanks were left they had to conserve fuel for the hold. after that well wasn't although a few containers with spare parts and some snowmobiles were also lost. everyone is. told though the other of. the progress. sometimes surprises too once we have there we were unloading fuel when they started cracking so we have to. we will have to cut it a little it was an emergency and we had to get off quickly it was impossible to turn back because that was close by lots of things happened.
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we had to wait half an hour at the progress stations. was massive but it suddenly started cracking there was a huge behind us over and stopped. the other way. the critical. to pull back and wait for. it turned out that the progress station frontal activity was at its peak for ten days and there was intense and heavy snowfall visibility was practically nothing and the flight was zero so we had to wait ten days until it finally stopped.
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very short window of time. the only reliable means of getting here is by. see. expedition members please report to the. times the weather is fine. and the progress station receives its full closure of food and fuel supplies. some unexpected events. in the area is downloaded using a special antenna this vital information is used not just to plot the ship's course but to select the right block of ice on which to land the craft. still remember the illusion fourteen lifting off from a cracking ice book imagine it lifts off the ice cracks right after it it was
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terrifying. this. will soon be taking its first flight in antarctica it will be unloaded. and assembled beside the ship from where it will take off the scientists to use the plane. today they'll be taking another a craft from the station as usual. close to the ship the host of containers is moved down to the ice where the plane is disassembled. that's when the waves came. it started swinging all the way out. i was doing something down in my cabin. sudden i heard a huge noise out there i went to check it out it was the shore ice going away screaming get away. it was impossible. and the fuel tanks were empty the water was very close within just two meters so we had that
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aircraft up fast and get it onto the hatch cover thank god we did it gone the other way it would have caused a lot of trouble now we'll see what the. station has in store for us. that caused all the trouble at the station may just help us here.
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too quickly. from here. to the.
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new. nothing can be left until tomorrow because at any moment conditions might change suddenly and without warning. in the northern hemisphere this kind of wind would be called a hurricane but here it's just a regular storm extreme weather like this is commonplace in antarctica. as soon as their work was done a huge storm rolled in with winds of up to thirty two meters per second the ship has no choice but to wait until it ends it may take a few days though. the main tasks have been completed. will be things went smoothly surprisingly it was over very fast i didn't expect that.
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heads north again to africa after one hundred ninety four days for more than half a year the crew has been out on the open ocean. back of the cape town seaport there's still another twenty eight days or so to petersburg but after antarctica even here feels almost like. if you. start to construct you're a. bit give don't want to be gangstas you don't want to be. they don't want to blow with the time
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