The MS Explorer

 

 

For images, click on thumbnail to enlarge (all photographs © Sean K. Todd 2000, use by permission only)



Explorer at anchorage in Port Lockroy


Explorer lifeboat, with the Seven Sisters in the background (Port Lockroy)


Explorer anchored at Palmer Station


The Explorer in Paradise Bay

A chance encounter with the MV Endurance

 

 

 

The MS EXplorer is a 73 m vessel specially designed for Antarctic travel. Although not an ice-breaker, she has a double hull design, with bow thrusters for added maneuverability. She carries up to 65 crew and 110 passengers (see map).

 

The Explorer anchored at Point Lockroy. Note the size of the icecliffs in the background. Nikon F3AF with 300mm Nikkor Lens, Fujichrome 200ASA

Explorer Lifeboat, with the Seven Sisters of Port Lockroy in the background. Nikon F3AF with 300mm Nikkor Lens, Fujichrome 50ASA

The Explorer moored at Pamer Station. In the foreground is a group of weddel seals. Nikon F3AF with 300mm Nikkor Lens, Fujichrome 100ASA

The Explorer in Paradise Bay, on our last day before recorssing the Drake. Nikon F3AF with 300mm Nikkor Lens, Fujichrome 50ASA

A chance enouncter with the MS Endurance, a British Antarctic Survey vessel named in honor of Shjackleton's pioneering vessel. Nikon F3AF with 300mm Nikkor Lens, Fujichrome 200ASA

 

Learn more about the Explorer at her website