Fedor reports via the satphone: “It’s late evening right now, according to my watch. But during the last few days it’s been hard to distinguish between day and night. The sun cannot penetrate the thick layer of dark clouds. And there is no visible horizon separating the ocean and the skies. Everything is enveloped in this massive grayness. I’ve been using the reserve accumulators since the main ones have been running dangerously low. The reserve batteries don’t run for too long either. After three months and hundreds of charging and recharging the batteries don’t work as well as they used to.