Originally Posted by rognvald
Another interesting facet of this well-written piece is the lesson for Atlantic passages on the Northern route
to stay at least 100 miles south of Cape Farvel--the southern tip of Greenland
due to the limits of the pack ice and the currents that exist in that area. Unfortunately, the Shiela Yates was only 50 miles offshore
when she became ice-bound and the result was inevitable. Kudos to the brave fishermen who risked their own lives to save the lives of the crew. Good luck and good sailing.
As far as I remember the Sheila Yeates was not heading for Europe
by the northern route
but rather Greenland
was the destination
. Personally I don't see the attraction.