Antarctica

First Turkish Sailors In Antarctica

Article: Hasan Mert Kaya Date: Thursday, 01 November 2012

OSMAN ATASOY AND SİBEL KARASU HAVE GONE DOWN IN HISTORY AS THE FIRST TURKISH NAVIGATORS TO REACH ANTARCTICA, COVERING 8,500 MILES IN THEIR 14-METER CRAFT, UZAKLAR II. WE HAD A PLEASANT CONVERSATION RECENTLY WITH KARASU AND CAPTAIN ATASOY WELL IN SIGHT OF

What sort of experience was Antarctica for you?
The air got a little colder, the wind a little stronger and the waves a little bigger with every mile we covered as we headed deeper into the South Pacific. You leave behind waters crowded with people and enter the vast deep. The only thing of another color in the stark whiteness that completely covers Antarctica was our claret red boat, Uzaklar II, and the red and white Turkish flag on its mast!