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December 27, 2014

Satellites Guide Sailor from Treacherous Waters

Dec. 19, 2014—While sailing south of Africa on an around-the-world voyage, Matteo Miceli was suddenly alerted to a massive iceberg in his path. Almost 4 km long, the iceberg drifting near the Prince Edward Islands was detected and tracked by European satellites. “According to our experience, at these latitudes the big icebergs undergo strong fragmentation.