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2009-04-23 09:02:17

International effort locates man missing since Wednesday evening from Summit Station in central GreenlandOfficials with the National Science Foundation formally expressed their gratitude to the multi-nation team that rescued a staff member who had been missing from Wednesday evening to Saturday morning from the foundation's research station at Summit, Greenland.The missing man was identified as a 38-year-old U.S. citizen who works as a heavy equipment operator at the station for a...

2008-09-12 15:00:23

The Alcatel-Lucent cable ship Ile de Sein landed in the Greenland's capital city Nuuk, the 2,100km section of Tele Greenland's submarine cable network. After completing the cable loading in Calais, France, in July 2008, the Ile de Sein began laying segments one and two in early August 2008, from Landeyjasandur in Iceland to Qaqortoq in Greenland. Following a route assessed with survey instruments mapping the seabed, these segments are three of the four sections composing the E90 million...

2008-09-11 12:00:31

PARIS, France and NUUK, Greenland, September 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) cable ship 'Ile de Sein'* landed today in Nuuk, the 2,100 km section (or trunk cable) of Tele Greenland's submarine cable network. After completing the cable loading in Calais (France) in July, the 'Ile de Sein' began laying segments 1 and 2 in early August from Landeyjasandur in Iceland to Qaqortoq in Greenland. Following a route carefully assessed with survey...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.