Research Vessel Gambo……..Update # 5


By Carol McCracken

The most recent communication from the research vessel Gambo is that she remains at Nova Scotia for an  indefinite period of time.  That is because she’s having engine problems – it is not known whether the engine mount will be repaired prior to leaving for Portland Yacht Serivces or whether they will try to sail the distance. 

Apparently the new engine that was mounted here at PYS before leaving for Greenland earlier this summer was mounted improperly by the Gambo’s skipper.

The Gambo had notified Portland Yacht Services that she would  arrive in Portland by today, September 16th where she will be stored for the upcoming winter.

Please see previous updates and posts or google Dr. Alun Hubbard and/or Gambo.