Archive for 2019

Grey Wolf II

Sue Grant at Berthon is running a series of posts written by the Berthon apprentices who are aboard FPB78-2 Grey Wolf II. They are both informative and entertaining, and cover their experiences right down to the bottom of South America, and eventually to the Antarctic where Grey Wolf II is at this moment. To read about these intrepid apprentices click here.


Posted by admin  (January 9, 2019)    |    Comments (2)

FPB 64-6: How To Make A Winter Crossing of the Atlantic In A Difficult Year


FPB 64-6 has just completed a winter crossing of the North Atlantic, which at one point featured hurricane strength compression storms in east and west regions. She did so in classic fashion, taking advantage of the weather when possible, but always with a bailout option if the forecasts turned negative. There are a number of lessons for us in this passage. Read the rest »


Posted by Steve Dashew  (January 2, 2019)    |    Comments (3)