From Iceland — VIDEO: Iceberg Spotted Near The Westfjords

VIDEO: Iceberg Spotted Near The Westfjords

Published February 2, 2022

Andie Sophia Fontaine
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Icelandic Coast Guard

Following recent reports of sea ice approaching the Icelandic coast, as well as NAVTEX alerts about an iceberg in the northwest channel, the Icelandic Coast Guard has paid a visit to the iceberg in question to assess the situation.

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In a post on Facebook, the Coast Guard states that they conducted helicopter patrols of the area yesterday afternoon. As they flew north from the Westfjords, they at first observed a relatively small iceberg measuring some 10 metres by 15 metres, but further north, “a large and majestic” iceberg appeared.

The Coast Guard landed a helicopter on the iceberg in question, which is some 250 metres by 150 metres, and posted the following video:

The Coast Guard advised seafarers to exercise caution, and in the Facebook post included a map of the locations of the sea ice and icebergs in the northwest waters.

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