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Plancius and Ortelius recover AWI seaglider in the North Atlantic

by Oceanwide Expeditions News 24.09.2014

Two ships, two itineraries, one mission: With an extraordinary rescue operation the crews of the two expedition ships MV Plancius and MV Ortelius managed to recover unmanned remote controlled seagliders in the Greenland Sea a few days ago.
Plancius and Ortelius recover AWI seaglider in the North Atlantic

Plancius and Ortelius recover "AWI seaglider" in the North Atlantic 

22 September 2014. Two ships, two itineraries, one mission: With an extraordinary rescue operation the crews of the two expedition ships MV Plancius and MV Ortelius managed to recover unmanned remote controlled seagliders in the Greenland Sea a few days ago. With this action, Oceanwide Expeditions helped the oceanographer Dr. Katrin Latarius from the German polar science institution “Alfred-Wegener-Institut” (AWI) to successfully complete a scientific measurement program in the North Atlantic.

Oceanwide Expeditions adjusted its routes for the search of the seagliders. The crews stopped the ships in the open sea, launching inflatable Zodiac boats into the water in order to rescue the two autonomous underwater vehicles of AWI out of the water. The two seagliders are now onboard both vessels on their homeward journey to the Netherlands. The gliders will be returned from there by land transportation to Bremerhaven, Germany (AWI headquarters). 

For full message of the Alfred-Wegener-Institut, see the following link (in German)

Captain Alexey Nazarov of MV Plancius masters the seaglider pick up on rough sea
© Jerry Xu

Recovered seaglider onboard Plancius © Katja Riedel

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