ATCM
Antarctic Treaty
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Party: South Africa
2012/2013 Pre-Season Information
Station Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Stations
Name: SANAE IV
Type: Wintering
Location:
Site Name: SANAE IV   Lat: 71°40´25´´S   Long: 2°49´43´´W  
Maximum Population: 80
Medical Facilities: Medical facilities include a Docter, Surgery, 3 bed hospital and dental facilities.
Remarks / Description: South-African research station opened 1997. Original SANAE Station opened 1962. SANAE IV opened 1997 at a new location, 200km South of SANAE I to III.

Vessels Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Vessels
Name: mv SA Agulhas II
Country of Registry: South Africa
Number of Voyages: 1
Maximum Crew: 45
Maximum Passengers: 100
Remarks: Undertakes one voyage per annum to Antarctica, departing early December and returns mid February. Also does annual relief voyages to the Sub-Antarctic Island of Marion Island as well as to Gough Island.
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Areas of Operation Purpose
06 Dec 2012 Cape Town 19 Feb 2013 Cape Town
20 Dec 2012 SANAE IV
Annual relief and research voyage

Aircrat Report
Research Rockets Report
Military
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Military
Military personnel in expeditions: 6 Diesel Mechanics / Drivers, 3 Dozers and 2 Chefs during the summer relief period. Ranks from Private to Warrant Officer.
Number and Type of Armaments possessed by personnel: None
Number and Type of Armaments of ships and aircraft: None
Information and Location of Military Equipment in the AT Area: None

Vessel-Based Report
Operational Information - Non Governmental Expeditions - Vessel-Based Operations
Operator:
Name: SAMSA
Contact Address: P O Box 13186, Pretoria, South Africa
Email Address:
Website Address: www.samsa.org.za
Name of Vessel: mv SA Agulhas
Country of Registry: South Africa
Number of Voyages:
Maximum Crew: 40
Maximum Passengers: 96
Remarks: Transport of a Non-governmental expedition (The Coldest Journey) from London to Antarctica. Departing London 6 December 2012 and Cape Town 7 January 2013.
Voyages:  
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Expedition Leader
06 Dec 2012 London 06 Feb 2013 Cape Town

Visited Sites:  View in Google Earth Map
Site Name: Crown Bay Latitude:  Longitude: 
Visit Date13/01/2013
This visit includes landingYes  Number of visitors
Activities
Duration of landing

Land-Based Operations
Operational Information - Non Governmental Expeditions - Land-Based Operations
Expedition Name: The Coldest Journey 
Method of transportation to/within/from Antarctica: Ship / Walking
Activities:
Number of Participants:
Date begin: 21 Mar 2013
Date end: 21 Sep 2013
Number of personnel: 5
Operator:
Name: The Coldest Journey
Contact Address:
Email Address:
Website Address: www.thecoldestjourney.com
Remarks: Attempting first ever winter crossing on foot of the Antarctic continent.
Location of Activities
Routes:

Denial of Authorizations
Area Protection and Management Report
Environmental Information - Area Protection and Management
No new information have been provided during the reported period.
Aircrat Report
General Report