Home Videos Photos

All tag results for vessel

Passengers Stuck In The Ice On Christmas As Research Ship Gets Trapped In The Antarctic!

Filed under: HolidazeGIFs

anigif enhanced buzz 25600 1388075806 12

Well at least they had a white Christmas…

The Russian research vessel Shokalskiy, a part of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, unexpectedly became trapped in the ice on Christmas Eve, and the crew spent Christmas stuck in the Antarctic!

However, one of the lead researchers aboard, Chris Turney, tweeted out that, just like the winds outside, spirits were still flying high:

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Permalink / 2 comments / Email this  »

James Cameron Gets DEEP!

Filed under: Film FlickersAustraliastic

wenn2758578jc.jpg

Wow!

James Cameron is preparing to dive into the deepest part of the ocean to do research for his upcoming sequel to Avatar!

He has already commissioned Australian engineers to craft a deep sea submarine so he can reach the bottom of the Mariana Trench, 11,000 meters down in the western Pacific!

The sequel will be set in the sea of Pandora.

The Mariana Trench has been visited by man only once in a vessel called the Trieste and it took five hours to descend to the floor by Jacques Piccard and Don Walsh back in 1960!

No humans have been that deep since!

Cameron says:

“We are building a vehicle to do the dive. It's about half-completed in Australia. We are using lightweight but very strong carbon composite materials and other advanced technologies very different from the Trieste, which was a hollowed-out cannonball.

“We believe we have solved most of the technological challenges to returning to the Mariana Trench. The real trick now is to make such vessels lighter, cheaper and more attractive to industry.”

Pretty ambitious — and fascinating, too!

Plus, the man can afford it!

[Image via WENN.]

Tags: , , , , , ,

Permalink / 5 comments / Email this  »