Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Antarctica, Akademik Ioffe Upper Deck


SAM 099 Our tour ends on what is now a spacious upper deck area. However, this was not always the case as this area was used for one of the three metal sails originally designed on the Ioffe.


These sails allowed the ship to carry out sonar research without having to worry about engine noise interference.

On the upper deck is also located the seldom used crow's nest along with a flag system that used various shaped black metal disks to communicate with other ships.

Except for little protection from the wind, the upper deck offers nice views from the Akademik Ioffe.


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