While there is no ice in the Euro-Asian part of the Arctic Ocean up to the 85th latitude, a Greenlandic supply ship struggled with ice. The “Malik Arctica” was stuck in the ice for two days in front of the Eastern Greenlandic community of Ittoqqortoormiit. According to the Royal Arctic Line, work is underway to bring winter supplies ashore in the coming days.
The ship of the Royal Arctic Line, the “Malik Arctica”, has been stuck in the ice off the eastern Greenlandic community of Ittoqqortoormiit since October 7. This was announced by the shipping company on Facebook. The shipping company Royal Arctic Line, the Danish Arctic Command and DMI Ice Service are working closely together to ensure that winter supplies are brought ashore within the next few days, the shipping company writes. According to the shipping company, efforts had been made to free the ship from the ice, but the conditions were a challenge. The situation is closely monitored by all parties to ensure bringing in winter supplies to the area, the shipping company writes.
No danger to the crew
The ship is now free again and there was no imminent danger to the ship and crew. “We are working closely with Arctic Command to secure equipment for the area and increase safety in the event that this is necessary,” Royal Arctic Line writes. The company is now concentrating on bringing winter supplies for Ittoqqortoormiit ashore
Heiner Kubny, PolarJournal