In 1998, the stevedore company Arctic Container Operation loaded the polar ship Kista Arctica with supplies for east and northeast Greenland. It was Saturday afternoon 18th July 1998 when we left Grøndlandshavnen in Aalborg, Denmark, with the airfield Kulusuk in southeast Greenland as our first port of call.
The voyage from Aalborg to Kulusuk progressed under relatively calm wind and weather conditions, and Kista Arctica entered anchorage at Kulusuk on Thursday 23rd July in calm weather. Immediately on arrival, the barges were loaded by the ship’s crew and then towed through the ice right up to the quay using the ship’s own little tug.
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