Friday, January 27, 2012

What if a cruise ship...

wrecked in Alaska?  Although I take the point of the linked article, the example used is not strictly appropriate in a number of ways.  But moreover, this caught my attention because I worked aboard the Clipper Adventurer in 2009 in the Arctic Ocean as the geologist lecturer/guide for Zegrahm Expeditions.

Here's the Adventurer at anchor at Poolepynten on Prins Karls Forland on Svalbard while we went ashore to observe walrus.  I had a nice moment with these two (click to enlarge):
NOTE:  The Adventurer was placed back in service in 2011 and is presently exploring the Antarctic Peninsula as I type this post.

RELATED:  Here's the blog post I wrote this day in 2009.

1 comment:

  1. In most of my endeavors I take a stance of self reliance, but in a scenario like the one mentioned in the article you are entirely relying on the expertise/judgement of others-ofwhich you know nothing about. Coasta Concordia is an example of putting your trust in the wrong person; however, it's not like you have the chance to meet with the captain of the ship and get a chance to judge his/her character, or review ones records. It's sounds a lot like flying on an airplane, not much you can do except drink some $7 shots of cheap vodka and hope for the best.

    ...also they should probably do something about the random cruise ship with several hundred unknowns from Germany too, seems like a large hole in security.