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Ninebelowzero

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Re: Northwest Passage thread
« Reply #400 on: September 05, 2017, 01:41:20 PM »
She dawdled in  the main channel of the passage a few days ago (not sure if she went anywhere near the ice) before exiting the area. Current location in the Davis Stait thereabouts

http://www.sailwx.info/shiptrack/cruiseships.phtml

The view from the starboard camera shows a leaden sea and grey skies almost identical to the starboard view from the Crystal Symphony wherever she may be so if you want an "adventure" cruise in the Arctic getting onboard a Russian icebreaker would seem the best bet.

The Xue Long is soon to exit the Coronation Gulf.

http://www.sailwx.info/shiptrack/researchships.phtml

And keen eyed web browsers will note Irma is bearing down rapidly on several cruise ships. Now that would be an adventure holiday. :)
« Last Edit: September 05, 2017, 01:51:08 PM by Ninebelowzero »

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Re: Northwest Passage thread
« Reply #401 on: September 10, 2017, 02:14:32 PM »
a clear view on the 9th shows ice between Victoria strait and Bellot strait fairly spread out, possibly passable for non icebreakers taking a chance? Is there a equally recent chart from canadian ice service? I can't find one.
Ice drifting south towards other narrow part of the passage though, not sure what the name is.

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Re: Northwest Passage thread
« Reply #402 on: September 11, 2017, 12:11:59 AM »
Is there a equally recent chart from canadian ice service?

There is indeed:

http://GreatWhiteCon.info/2017/07/the-northwest-passage-in-2017/#Sep-10

In addition, David Cowper has left Cambridge Bay in Polar Bound and is heading east.
« Last Edit: September 11, 2017, 12:23:41 AM by Jim Hunt »
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Re: Northwest Passage thread
« Reply #403 on: September 26, 2017, 06:47:06 PM »
Seems the passage is closed again by new ice (40% new ice in that 'M' region, plus 30% old ice).

An ice-hardened ship would be able to get through still.

Today will be our first full day at/below freezing in Iqaluit.

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Re: Northwest Passage thread
« Reply #404 on: September 26, 2017, 08:48:54 PM »
Seems the passage is closed again by new ice
The NE passage will be open for some time. The Russkies will be glad.
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