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Huge Iceberg Near Westfjords Coast

By Yelena

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Photo: Icelandic Coast Guard/Facebook.

The Icelandic Coast Guard went on an expedition yesterday to map sea ice, which has been prevalent off the coast of the Westfjords in recent weeks. Around 17 nautical miles from the coast, they came across a large iceberg, measuring 250 metres by 150 metres [820 by 492 feet]. A rescue worker was lowered onto the iceberg, after which the Coast Guard helicopter made a landing on it.

The map below shows the location of icebergs and sea ice, including the big iceberg, just north of the Westfjords, as they were encountered by the Cost Guard yesterday afternoon. Seafarers are encouraged to show caution in the area.

Icelandic Coast Guard. The largest iceberg, seen in the video above, is at the point marked furthest north.

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