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    Australia shipping alert over massive iceberg

    SYDNEY (AFP) – Australian authorities Friday issued a shipping alert over a gigantic iceberg that is gradually approaching the country's southwest coast.

    The Bureau of Meteorology said the once-in-a-century cliff of ice, which dislodged from Antarctica about a decade ago before drifting north, was being monitored using satellites.

    "Mariners are advised that at 1200 GMT on December 9, an iceberg approximately 1,700 kilometres (1,054 miles) south-southwest of the West Australian coast was observed," it said, giving the iceberg's coordinates.

    "The iceberg is 140 square kilometres in area -- 19 kilometres long by eight kilometres wide."

    Experts believe the iceberg -- known as B17B -- is likely to break up as it enters warmer waters nearer Australia, creating hundreds of smaller icebergs in a hazard to passing ships.

    Story Link: Australia shipping alert over massive iceberg - Yahoo! News

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    Re: Australia shipping alert over massive iceberg

    yep by the time it gets here it will be small enough to put into some ice tea.

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    Re: Australia shipping alert over massive iceberg

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    SYDNEY (AFP) – Australian authorities Friday issued a shipping alert over a gigantic iceberg that is gradually approaching the country's southwest coast.

    The Bureau of Meteorology said the once-in-a-century cliff of ice, which dislodged from Antarctica about a decade ago before drifting north, was being monitored using satellites.

    "Mariners are advised that at 1200 GMT on December 9, an iceberg approximately 1,700 kilometres (1,054 miles) south-southwest of the West Australian coast was observed," it said, giving the iceberg's coordinates.

    "The iceberg is 140 square kilometres in area -- 19 kilometres long by eight kilometres wide."

    Experts believe the iceberg -- known as B17B -- is likely to break up as it enters warmer waters nearer Australia, creating hundreds of smaller icebergs in a hazard to passing ships.

    Story Link: Australia shipping alert over massive iceberg - Yahoo! News
    Quick. Alert Pammie. She can ice her champers at the beach.

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    Re: Australia shipping alert over massive iceberg

    Won't worry me I am in the desert
    It's nice to be important,but more important to be nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsK View Post
    Won't worry me I am in the desert
    Hi Mrs K !!! Maybe someone can fly it to you before it completely melts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fuzzywuzzy View Post
    Hi Mrs K !!! Maybe someone can fly it to you before it completely melts.
    We could do with the water
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