This is Theresa, the new voice on the radio for the Neumayer Station III.
During our voyage to the Neumayer Station III on board the Polarstern, I went on a ‘recon’ of the ship with my penguin Rico. He was kind enough to pose for a few photos along the way, and today he’ll give you a tour of the Polarstern
Rico’s traveling to the Antarctic on board the Polarstern. Today he’s going to show us what his typical day on board looks like.
On the bridge, Rico is on the lookout for whales.
The crow’s nest, high up on the mast, also offers an excellent view.
To take a look even farther away from the ship, helicopters can take off for ice scouting flights from the helideck.
Every two days, the latest weather report is presented at the regular briefings.
In the engine room, Rico adjusts the pumps …
… so that the main engines keep running smoothly and the ship can keep moving.
Now Rico’s hungry. First he goes to the galley to help with the cooking.
Once the food is ready, Rico goes to the mess, i.e., the dining room, to eat.
After his meal, he stops by the hospital to make sure everything’s shipshape …
… and checks the lifeboats.
In his free time, Rico can play table tennis …
… or go to the fitness room for a workout.
After that, Rico goes to bed early …
… because he still has a night shift on the bridge.