The crew of a New Zealand Navy ship yesterday when she had to look twice as a gigantic amount of volcanic rock saw floating in the Pacific Ocean.
“It was the strangest what I’ve seen in 18 years at sea”, Lieutenant Oscar of the warship concluded Tim Canterbury. “As far as I could see, was a field that moved up and down with the pumice swell.”
Lightweight pumice stone
It resembles an iceberg and consists of lightweight pumice, which is emitted by a volcano under water, according to the Navy. The rock was yesterday by an aircraft of the air force discovered, about 1000 kilometres off the coast of New Zealand. The Navy was warned and who sent there on a ship.
Almost as big as Belgium
Scientists who with the naval vessel entrainment, thinking that the pumice stone originated from the underwater volcano Monowai, who recently was active. The ‘ iceberg ‘ has a size of stones 26,000 square kilometres, almost as big as Belgium.