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ANTARKTIS: Suche nach Shackletons verlorenem Schiff infographic

Suche in der Antarktis nach Shackletons Endurance

01/30/2019
Graphic News

January 30, 2019 -- Antarktis Forscher versuchen das Wrack von Ernest Shackletons Schiff Endurance zu finden, das 1915 im Packeis zerdrückt und untergegangen ist. Shackleton wollte den Südpol erreichen. In einer abenteuerlichen Rettungsaktion verließ Shackleton mit seinen Männern die Endurance, nahmen nur Rettungsboote mit. Sie marschierten über das Eis und erreichten in einem der Rettungsboote Elephant Island.

The Endurance was trapped in pack ice and eventually sank 3,000m under the Weddell Sea.

The Weddell Sea Expedition 2019, led by an international team of scientists from Cambridge University's Scott Polar Research Institute, have deployed the SA Agulhas II polar research vessel to the wreck site.

When they reach the last known location of the Endurance, they will use the Hugin 6000 Autonomous Underwater Vehicle to scan the seafloor for the ship.

The spot where the vessel went down is known with some precision, thanks to the coordinates recorded by Frank Worsley, Shackleton’s skipper and master navigator.

Shackleton’s 1914 Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition set out to complete the first land crossing of Antarctica, but after Endurance became trapped,the crew had to abandon ship. Shackleton and five of his men eventually escaped across the Southern Ocean, enabling the rescue of the rest of the crew, in a journey regarded as an epic feat of survival.


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