2018-09-10 05:24:29 UTC
Global-warming is not visible in the North-West Passage this
year. It must be weather, not climate.
A yacht sunk.
Cruise ships give up.
Iceland ferry beset in the ice.
11 cruise ships, one cargo ship and two yacht blocked by ice at
the entrance of the Bellot straight.
There is something unusual going on in the Northwest Passage at
Fort Ross on the east end of the Bellot Sraight. Fourteen vessels
have gathered - two pleasure craft, one cargo vessel and ELEVEN
passenger vessels/cruise ships. There are three ways out for
them and all are now currently blocked by at least 70-80% ice
as the melt season seems to have wound down early this year -
though still melting in more southerly areas - and wind and
currents have been pushing more ice into some places.