Three days ago, on 11 February 2019, gave the research team ‘Weddell Sea Expedition, 2019' the official go-ahead for their search for the ship of Ernest Shackleton during the First world War got stuck, sank, and disappeared in Antarctica. the
That came at the right time by the miserable weather conditions. And that demanded again their toll. “The place where the ship ‘Endurance’ sank, is the most dangerous piece of the allergevaarlijkste sea in the world,” said Mensun Bound, marine archaeologist and member of the research team. “By the fast-moving ice, we have carefully prepared plan on 1,2,3 have to cancel.”
Last Sunday (10 February) arrived to the researchers on the last known position of the legendary ship ‘Endurance’. The trip to there was already quite punchy because there is a thick layer of ice on the sea floated. But thanks to the South African icebreaker SA Agulhas ll, the maritime archaeologists in the implementation of the first part of their quest. the
Once arrived, could the scientists are already proposals how the team of onderzoeksreiziger Ernest Shackleton had suffered after their shipwreck. “The temperatures here have dropped to -14 degrees Celsius,” they wrote in a Tweet. “It gives us a good idea of the harsh conditions that Shackleton and his men had to pay.”
We have reached the sinking site of the Endurance race! The Agulhas II, led by Captain K. Bengü, assisted by F. Lighthelm and VL John Required, has led us through heavy pack ice. Exploration Director, Mensun Bound, has said ‘we are the first people here since Shackleton and his men!’ pic.twitter.com/5REA0F7qv7Weddell Sea Expedition 2019(@ WeddellSeaExped) link
The conditions we are facing are challenging. There is an ice floe moving in from the West and air temperatures have dropped to below -14 degree centigrade. It gives us a sense of the harsh, unforgiving time that Shackleton and his men endured out here.Weddell Sea Expedition 2019(@ WeddellSeaExped) link
The second part of their research promised a lot harder to be. In addition, they had an advanced onderwaterrobot but less than 3,000 meters deep lowered so that the surface of the ocean would be able to explore. But after the robot in the water, collapsed, meant that the researchers were no longer able to connect.
for the moment it is still unclear whether the lack of communication is due to the rotslechte sea-ice conditions, or a problem with the software. And that the team will never know, because the images are to be recovered must first be a robot to be found. And for the time being it looks unlikely that will happen.
Sir Ernest Shackleton
Following pioneering Antarctic scientific research Expedition reaches wreck site, but deteriorating weather and ice conditions forced the searches to abandon the quest for now. https://t.co/pOkM9kNLqMWeddell Sea Expedition 2019(@ WeddellSeaExped) link
Sir Ernest Shackleton was a onderzoeksreiziger who, with his ship as the first Antarctica wanted to cross. But soon it became clear why that never worked - even Shackleton would not succeed. the
Once arrived at the south Pole had the onderzoeksreiziger and his team deal with a thick layer of ice which the boat more difcult. Difficult but definitely took the ship tour continues until it absolutely was stuck in the ice. Initially took Shackleton a wait-and-see attitude, but a few (hopeless) months later, he gave his men the order to abandon ship. the
What remained was a tiring trip across the ice. As if by miracle survived Shackleton and his men, that trip.