Saturday, February 11, 2006
posted 2/11/2006 02:07:00 AM UTC+12, McMurdo Local Time

The tanker is offloaded and cleanup has begun! Things went incredibly smoothly once we finally had the ship tied up at the ice pier. Through much of the process, I was working with Matt fueling planes at Willy, taking care of fuel deliveries with Delta Scharen, or subbing in for regular tanker crew so that they could eat meals. Moved something on the order of 7 million gallons of fuel over the course of two (24 hour) days! Did manage to check out the deck of the ship as part of the job, but unfortunately I was out of town or busy with cleanup work when they ran the full tours so I didn't get to see the inside at all. Oh well... Polar Star should be coming in at the beginning of next week, that should be neat to see!

Krasin escorting Gianella back out to open waterDeltas have, among other nifty things, escape hatches on the roof!
Krasin escorting the Gianella out of the turning basin.Driving Scharen

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