ITALICA and the XXIX Oceanographic Campaign in the Ross Sea in Antarctica
On February 20, the ITALICA was back to Lyttelton. Her XXIX oceanographic campaign is finished. On February 21, after refueling, she left Lyttelton with heading to Cap Horn.
On Sunday, December 29, in the early evening (local time), the ITALICA left the port of Lyttelton, with the Terra Nova Bay in Antarctica to destination. Meanwhile, in France, I was sleeping. The last image I was able to record with the webcam was taken at 12:46 local time, 0:46 in France. I wish a good sea and a great mission to the ITALICA and her crew!

Yesterday at 7:17 local time, The ITALICA arrived in Lyttelton. I could se her arrival with the webcam of the port. See photos. I added a photo taken the same day at 20:26 by John Regan (With a special thanks). The vessel is moored at the wharf N°7

At 23:00 GMT, 18:00 local time, the ITALICA crossed the first locks of the Panama Canal, Gatun Locks. At 4:35 GMT, 23:35 local time, the ship entered the Miraflores Locks and at 5:57 GMT, 0h57 local time, she was doubling the Flamenco Island and was entering the Pacific Ocean. She is currently heading south, heading 181, speed 15,5 knots. I couldn't take photos from the webcams of the canal, because ITALICA has crossed the locks at night!

On Saturday morning, November 16th, the ship Italica left the port of Ravenna and headed for the Ross Sea in the Antarctic continent. The Italica in his journey will pass through the Strait of Gibraltar and the Panama Canal, then the Pacific Ocean to reach the port of Lyttelton in New Zealand on December 25. A total of about 40 days of sailing on a different route from the usual in recent years that passed through the Suez Canal, the Indian Ocean and the Port of Hobart in Tasmania. The Italica will restart from Lyttelton on December 29 and is expected to arrive at the Mario Zucchelli Station in Antarctica on January 4, 2014.
The ITALICA arrived in the dry dock of the port of Bijela-Boka Bay in Montenegro, for a complete maintenance before her new mission in Antarctica! Two photos from her arrival in dry docks by Godra (Special thanks)

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