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Point Sur Leaving Antarctica – Success!

by tpastuszek ~ February 24th, 2013. Filed under: The Crew.

Today was a monumental day for the R/V Point Sur and it’s crew.

Back Lto R: A/B Scott Hansen, 2nd Mate Leah Harman, Chief Engineer Barrett Carpenter, Marine Technician Stian Alesandrini, A/B Alex Wick, 2nd Engineer Jack Lavariega  Bottom: First Mate/Ice Advisor Diego Mello, Steward/Chef Tara Pastuszek, A/B Amy Biddle, Captain Rick Verlini

Back Lto R: A/B Scott Hansen, 2nd Mate Leah Harman, Chief Engineer Barrett Carpenter, Marine Technician Stian Alesandrini, A/B Alex Wick, 2nd Engineer Jack Lavariega Bottom: First Mate/Ice Advisor Diego Mello, Steward/Chef Tara Pastuszek, A/B Amy Biddle, Captain Rick Verlini

 

The past months have delivered a series of challenges and achievements at various stages of this epic journey. As the lines of the Sur were dropped for the last time at Palmer Station in 2013, our greatest success to date has been realized. The entire voyage is far from over. However, the entire crew of the Point Sur is able to celebrate a bit after the completion of our support of scientific operations around the Western Antarctic Peninsula.

Now, back to Moss Landing….after some more science along the way!

The crew worked hard on creating a piece to leave behind at Palmer Station....something to remember us by!

The crew worked hard on creating a piece to leave behind at Palmer Station….something to remember us by!

And, yes…..that is a replica of the R/V Point Sur on the sign….thanks Scott!

Close up of the Sur installed on Palmer Sign

Many, many heartfelt thanks to the entire cast of characters at Palmer Station. A stellar community exists at Palmer Station and our trip was only possible because of their presence and support. It was a busy day as we departed but we managed to get a chance to say thank you and goodbye to our new found friends.

Station Manager Rebecca Shoop and Chef Stacie Murray, surrounded by Palmer crew, kick up their heals to bid the Sur farewell

Station Manager Rebecca Shoop and Chef Stacie Murray, surrounded by Palmer crew, kick up their heals to bid the Sur farewell

 

3 Responses to Point Sur Leaving Antarctica – Success!

  1. Kenneth

    Congratulations to the crew and officers of the good ship Pt. Sur on this successful leg of an important mission. Your posts have been great and widely read, talked about, and will continue to draw attention throughout the rest of this journey. You still have a ways to go as Scott’s sign indicates. For this next leg, particularly over the next few days, we’re wishing you fair winds and following seas. Well done all! (and nice to see you in your MLML Jackets!!
    Kenneth

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  3. Andy Read

    On behalf of all the scientists who had the pleasure and privilege of sailing on the Point Sur for her inaugural Antarctic voyage, I’d just like to say ‘Thank You’ to the Captain and crew. You made an unbelievable field season even more successful, safer and more enjoyable. Let’s do it again next year…

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