News and Blog

February 19th, 2013 - Posted by The Mariner
So, that’s it, no more heading control charter… it’s been emotional. This is just a short post to thank everyone involved for a successful few months and to post a final few pictures, unfortunately I didnt have my SLR with me until this last trip so I don’t have pic...
February 19th, 2013 - Posted by The Mariner
So, I’m coming to the end of my trip and also the end of the heading control operation here at Gryphon Alpha. I’ve enjoyed this job in many ways and easily the best thing about it is that is has afforded me the opportunity to start this blog and leap both feet forward into the ...
February 9th, 2013 - Posted by The Mariner
Operation Mail Bag began after what can only be described as a stunning night, mirror seas, not even one knot of wind, clear skies, stars all out in force, the works! Sunrise was as you’d expect in this kind of weather, nothing short of breathtaking! At around 1030 the Gryphon was jo...
February 8th, 2013 - Posted by The Mariner
So I realised that I have not been very forthcoming with my ‘Pic of the Day’ tab, this is for two reasons, the first is that internet speeds/ connections are often intermittent causing upload times to take a long time and impossible in storms. The second is that I’m looki...
February 1st, 2013 - Posted by The Mariner
Most mariners are no stranger to bad weather; referred to as ‘heavy weather’ it really is an occupational hazard that we just have to take in our stride. The North Sea is a cruel mistress this time of year and has presented us with some big seas lately which has been most inter...