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post #118 of Old 01-08-2014
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Re: Heading south

Why would the ships getting free be disappointing news, John? That just saved us a bundle of money because we can send our monster ice breaker that was enroute, back home.

And, I just heard on the news that this year's Antarctic Ice Pack was the largest in recorded history. And, the only reason the ships were able to get out was a big shift in the winds, which caused some of the ice to break up and shift.

Anyone that watches the Discover Channel's Deadly Catch on a regular basis knows how easy it is to get caught in the Arctic Ice Pack between Alaska and Russia during the short crabbing season. The ice packs can form in a matter of hours, and depending upon the winds, they can quickly compress and stack, which is something I've seen while in the navy. It was scary to say the least.

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