Ben Stewart, comms officer onboard the Esperanza writes...
Well I have to say, I didn’t expect that. Yesterday afternoon I was
on the rowing machine at the back of the ship as we bobbed along
somewhere north of Scotland when Helena tapped me on the shoulder and
told me there was a journalist asking for me on the satellite phone. I
made an undignified attempt to get to my feet but my legs didn’t work,
then I realised my shoes were still strapped into the machine but I
couldn’t reach them so I sort of flapped around a bit like an Emperor
penguin on an iceberg until I managed to slide along the floor and out
of the door.
A minute later I was in the campaign office on the top deck, phone plugged to ear, heaving for breath with a ruddy red face. It was Radio Faroe Islands on the line and they wanted our reaction to the news that the Danish government has sent a team of special forces navy SEALS to the islands to ‘take on’ the Esperanza.