Saturday, 9 August 2014
British Antarctica Survey Team lose power at Halley VI base.
CFact reports(7 August) thirteen members of the British Antarctic Survey were trapped and in danger of freezing to death when their base, Halley VI lost power in temperatures of -55.4celsius. Power has been partially restored but all science activities have been suspended and emergency plans to abandon some of Halley`s eight modules have been prepared. The station cannot be reached for months so the danger is very serious. In fact if they lose power again they could freeze to death. Marc Merano of Climate Depot reports that the incident occurred during the height of the Antarctic winter while southern sea ice is at or near record highs.Halley VI is located on the Brunt Ice Shelf on 150 meter thick ice. (Photograph from CFact.com).
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