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BAS will shut down Antarctica's Halley VI in winter because of ice shelf crack

Thursday, January 19th 2017 - 20:43 UTC
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British Antarctic Survey (BAS) has decided not to winter at Halley VI Research Station for safety reasons. The station, which is located on the floating Brunt Ice Shelf in Antarctica, will shut down between March and November 2017. Read full article


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  • Marti Llazo

    Hey, everybody, let's go camping on an ice floe !

    Jan 20th, 2017 - 01:10 am - Link - Report abuse -4
  • Fidel_CasTroll

    Antarctica has spoken about how it feels about the British presence there. Couldn't not be any clearer!

    Jan 20th, 2017 - 02:52 am - Link - Report abuse -3
  • Marti Llazo

    @fidelito I think Antarctica spoke to Argentina on the matter by burning up the argie icebreaker ARA Almirante Risible. Is it still stuck in the mud ? Oh, dear. The repairs unfinished after ten years of corrupt ineptitude? How much did it cost Argentina to hire those substitute Russian vessels to carry those tonnes of yerba Piporé down there? And you wonder why half of Argentina lives in poverty.

    Jan 20th, 2017 - 01:05 pm - Link - Report abuse +1

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