Icebreaker "Ice Lady"
A Norwegian Icebreaker will be at the service of the Museo Marítimo de Ushuaia
The Maritime Museum of Ushuaia has reached an agreement
for a Norwegian icebreaker to work as transport for its research activities
in the near future.
The "Ice Lady" is going to sail down to the South Atlantic soon, so this coming summer the staff with the Museum, supported by her, will go on with their research and surveying activities along the Patagonian shore, the Fuegian archipelago, and the Antarctic Peninsula.
The Icebreaker is expected to arrive in Ushuaia around next November. She is scheduled to set sail from Moss -port near Oslo, Norway- around September 28th.
Leaving on that day and according to the schedule,
she will be calling at the following ports- Brest (France); Vigo (Spain);
Oporto (Lisbon, Portugual); Madeira (Portugual); Las Palmas (Canary Islands);
Salvador, Angra (Brazil); Montevideo (Uruguay) and Buenos Aires, where
she is supposed to arrive in the morning of November, 17th. She would
be leaving bound for Ushuaia that same month. It is worth mentioning that
research activities carried out during these last years by the Maritime
Museum were constantly supported by the Argentine Navy, mainly through
the command of the Area Naval Austral (Southern Naval Area) and its group
Lanchas Rápidas (Speedboats), which transported the staff and equipment
to and from the research points on many occasions.
The Maritime Museum carries out different
activities, along its captain, Jorge Luis Trabuchi. Several different
research projects are being developed in the Tierra del Fuego Archipelago.
Among them are the following:
a) Isla de los Estados
Other areas under development in the Maritime Museum of Ushuaia are:
Construction of a 5-meter long bark canoe in order to test her navigability.
The Museum is open to consider any suggestion for further improvements and projects or funding for their implementation.