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R/V Palmer rescues Korean fishing vessel

Rescue Squad

The scientific research team led by senior scientist Dennis McGillicuddy and Raytheon Polar Services Corp. support staff pose on the pack ice in front of the R/V Nathaniel B. Palmer during an expedition to the Ross Sea in Antarctica in 2011-2012. The seven-week cruise to investigate sources of iron and other nutrients in the Southern Ocean was interrupted by a distress call from a South Korean fishing vessel ablaze in the middle of the night. The victims of the fire on the F/V Jung Woo 2 were taken aboard the the Nathaniel B. Palmer and transported to McMurdo Station for medical attention and subsequent evacuation from Antarctica. (Photo by Joshua Eaton, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)


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