So far our hydroponic garden has produced 168kg beating last year’s total of 150kg and we still have a few more weeks to go. Yesterday both the Akademik Shokalskiy and the Xue Long exited the pack ice as it broke up around them and the ironic thing is now the Akademik Shokalskiy will be back in port in New Zealand before their passengers who are still stuck on the Aurora Australis doing the resupply at Casey. You have to ask the question, was it really an emergency? And what are these non sea ice rated vessels doing down here in the first place? I guess the courts will be fighting this one out for a few years to come.
Fuel tank cleaning is coming along well without incident and most of the tanks a relatively clean.