Last updated: Thursday, 11. May 2017 22:10 UTC   Local time GMT  -3

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The RRS James Clark Ross is all fast alongside in Montevideo,  Uruguay,  having completed the 2016/7 Antarctic season.

Thursday has been a busy day for all as the ship prepares for departure and the long journey north.  This has included loading stores and bunkers (fuel) and general tidying up around the ship following the demobilisation from the last science cruise.

Upon departure the ship will head north for the Brazilian port of Recife where we will embark the science team, before then steaming for Ascension Island and the first cruise of the work period.  I will post more information on this in the coming days.  From Recife the JCR will then proceed to the Cape Verde Islands to discharge the scientists before heading for the UK and Southampton.  Following the discharge of the Antarctic cargo the ship will then embark more scientists and head for the Arctic.

From today I will include the daily Dartcom satellite image and also a snapshot from the Navmet screen,  which gives a variety of information assembled from the many sensors that are on board the ship.  All of this data is collected and stored,  providing a continues record should it be required.

Previous updates from this trip

Mike Gloistein
gm0hcq @ gm0hcq.com