A Search and Rescue vessel in Iceland’s Westfjords sent out tidings of joy yesterday with a unique seasonal greeting “shipped” from Ísafjarðardjúp fjord. When Coast Guard wardens reviewed the ship’s route on their equipment, they found it was particularly festive: the crew had “drawn” the shape of a Christmas tree in the fjord.
“When the wardens at the Coast Guard’s control centre looked at the path of rescue ship Gísli Jón from Ísafjörður, this highly amusing picture came to light,” a Facebook post from the Icelandic Coast Guard reads. “Gísli’s crew wanted to send Christmas greetings to everyone in the Coast Guard’s control centre with thanks for their collaboration over the past year. This fun initiative shows well the excellent collaboration that exists between the Icelandic Coast Guard and the Icelandic Search and Rescue Association.”
While this may be a blue Christmas for many due to the ongoing pandemic, the crew of Gísli Jóns managed to give that term a new meaning. The gesture certainly led the Christmas spirit to wash over many social media users, who shared the post widely.