Two months breaking ice

Time-lapse of the icebreaker, the Nathaniel B. Palmer, by Cassandra Brooks traveling through the Ross Sea, Antarctica. Two months of sequences, condensed into less than five minutes, with a surprise at the end. Enjoy the video!



The Nathaniel B. Palmer is an ice-capable research ship owned by Offshore Service Vessels LLC, operated by Edison Chouest Offshore, Inc. and chartered by the United States National Science Foundation. The Nathaniel B. Palmer is tasked with extended scientific missions in the Antarctic. The Nathaniel B. Palmer was purpose-built for and delivered to the NSF by Edison Chouest Offshore’s North American Shipbuilding facility in 1992.

The Nathaniel B. Plamer carries a helicopter, accommodates up to 37 scientists, has a crew of 22 and is capable of missions lasting up to 75 days.

The vessel is named after merchant marine and ship builder Nathaniel Brown Palmer, credited by some historians with the discovery of Antarctica.

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