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tv   Worlds Apart With Oksana Boyko  RT  January 2, 2014 12:29pm-1:01pm EST

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the first officer will now explain the code of conduct on board there are twenty three passengers aboard the i couldn't make sure they're off and for some this is their first trip to the antarctic zone but for one passenger it's become a familiar journey this is the twenty sixth time he's followed this route. back a nine hundred sixty four. trip we went. who was the first time i felt so acutely just how far away. ten days and nights of ocean like. this is. as you can see this is nothing there. any other ships just icebergs. no one to
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relay messages except. as a miles away 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 academics will approach the coast of the most remote. final voyage of the year they must deliver almost a year's worth of food and fuel to the ice stations and take away seasonal crews and aircraft. which. is a tanker or. a passenger ship. and an aircraft carrier. detailed navigational and operational plans are in place. has arrived and no one can ever know just what to expect from antarctica. always comes up
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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 for months ago the weather was rainy and damp most of the time if the banks were to get wet. they may rot in a warm hold to keep them in optimum condition the clothes are kept on ice until they need to get out of there your phrase the standard winter outfit consists of shoes. and a winch eater. this one is for winter. the other one is a mid season coat. and this one's for special occasions the coats are
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much better this time for a look they also have a vest. way turn around but did they listen to what we said no they didn't one of the straps to be crossed otherwise they slip off your back. where we were at the same comments every single year but it's not so often that they put things right. most of the passengers are driving mechanics usually go through about four sets of clothing in a year. is to deliver fuel to the most remote and hard to reach stations. is it ok does it look fine of course it's ok for work not your wedding. of course it's a little loose it's almost twice the size of you the other drivers have been to antarctica many times.
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challenging trip one thousand five hundred kilometers from the coast. but there. is a staggering minus. this route will take about forty. the trucks can only move very slowly they carry fuel tanks to the highest arctic station which is three and a half meters above sea level but oxygen levels there equate to an altitude of five thousand meters anywhere else. mainframe. all those. factors huge gropes that can seem strong can break and snap in freezing temperatures the most
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difficult part is the route itself seems endless ages just to cover about sixty kilometers. and that's actually 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 won't fail you you want it to be over soon as possible you just want to be back home and. say you get back home and in time you stuff feeling a strong desire to. the work is difficult but the guys are great and you feel good once everything is done. even now i want to go as soon as i can. first of. all that will come soon enough for now. and talk to. the ocean appears very come on the bridge of a captain the navigation officer and two helmsmen the crew changes on the way.
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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. to. these pictures from nine hundred eighty seven they chronicle the maiden voyage of the academic field off the first diesel electric ice ship to sail. 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.
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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 matched. here 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
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pipes burst and fuel oil spill down on to the white hot money fold there was a huge fire even though 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 gets the job done it's never failed she's really an incredible ship. it's even written somewhere that if the academic or 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
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the arctic region more severe this is my. article 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 for and talked to some of his plan was to be home after six months but in the end he was away for eleven. ship and set sail later than planned 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.
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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 belt a little it almost cracked the whole we tried to head for the open sea but it was already impassable by that time from ice it will the. event 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 the sum 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.
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if we're going to form the field of has it 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. crew changeover in the engine room twenty two people are involved in here the crew . really. something we have lots of cabbage. we have. to be.
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here we have. some of the. grapes. get back to. food. carrots different types of.
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but of course it's 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 babs. britain's clotting community fears its good name has been tarnished after incidents of people in clown costume scaring members of the public. kept craze believed to have been started by a man known on facebook as the northampton clown involves people dressing as the circus characters to surprise passers by in public places i know what you're
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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 clowns of ben bernanke and mark carney wearing their big red through the wigs and staring menacingly in through your window at night putting teeny tiny score down to the bankers. why is the price of gold so high. demand global demand do you think oldest money. know the value of the only place we have to live of the water that we need to survive it's not compared to. gold we're not going to eat we're not going to be. we're not going to drink we're clearly one of all is and is in a desperate economic situation absolutely right what we're wrong to do is say
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therefore any kind of economic development from the outside is going to be a benefit their only purpose is to extract as much money as possible to feed into the global financial. with leader part of a geo political economic system it's extremely or split tator. first of all it's a question whether mining should even be carried out altogether can it be done in a way which doesn't destroy people's lives resources environment and so on will you know those are pretty serious questions mining is not a what a moment problem it's happening in asia in africa and south america in central america in mexico and it's even happening in canada and the united states.
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right. first right. and i think the church. there's plenty of water food fuel and even helicopters as well as people with experience in extreme survival crews favorite joke is that if the apocalypse should come the economic future of would be the best place to be. drinking water is drawn from the dock and there are two fresh water plants on board heat from the main engine is used to distill seawater to remove the salt. to their
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destination today the crew will conduct a radio test so all the stations remain quiet there are no guarantees yet that they're within range they are they're all lying all antarctica stations is are going to make a field of radio check please respond. please respond you. know a lot of reading you level for. now is the time to discuss the details plans for unloading all the fuel and food and to evacuate the departing crews from the stations the action plan was devised some time ago but nothing can be taken for granted in antarctica. we haven't been able to reach if. we couldn't get to the barrier area there was no way to push through.
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tough. recently. we haven't been able to. break through. here there were about four miles of. we were breaking it down for.
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mother nature. through. we can't through. last year we couldn't get through when it was just two it was 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. fuel a. huge chunk of. the home. was lost to the ocean. four out of ten fuel tanks were left. to conserve fuel for the whole. after that well wasn't although a few containers of spare parts and some snowmobiles were also lost. everyone is anxious about what further surprises. told.
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closer to the progress. sometimes. too once we have there we were unloading fuel when they started cracking so we had to. we even had 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. we had to wait half an hour at the station. but it suddenly started cracking there was a huge iceberg behind us over and stopped. the other way. the critical. to pull back and wait for.
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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. by. talk to. a very short window of time. the only reliable means of. see.
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receives its full of food and fuel supplies. some unexpected events. 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 croft. i still remember the fourteen lifting off from a cracking ice book imagine it lifts off the ice cracks right after it it was terrifying. taking its first flight. and the ship will take off. to use the plane. from the field station as usual. close to the ship the host of
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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. screaming. and the fuel tanks were the water was very close within just two metres so we had that 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. the waves that caused all the trouble at the station may just help us here.
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as well as the patience of the crew for. keeping.
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fit. and brakes too quickly. from here. to the. thing 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
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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. things went smoothly surprisingly it was over very fast i didn't expect that. heads north again to africa after one hundred ninety four days. yet 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
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like. he survived war atrocities. to make a final decision. has changed his life and the world around him. by giving up. hope. and love to so many children. nikolai the american worker on ati. dramas that can't be ignored to the. stories of others refused
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