ATCM
Antarctic Treaty
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Party: South Africa
2014/2015 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
04 Dec 2014 Cape Town 17 Feb 2015 Cape Town
18 Dec 2014 SANAE IV
Annual relief and research voyage

Aircrat Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Aircraft
Type: Helicopters
Category:
Period From: 28/12/2014
Period To: 06/02/2015
Remarks: 2 x Bell 212 helicopters used for cargo and logistic support flights.

Research Rockets Report
Military
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Military
Military personnel in expeditions: 6 Diesel Mechanics / Dozers / Drivers, 1 Chef and 1 Chaplain. 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
No new information have been provided during the reported period.

Land-Based Operations
Operational Information - Non Governmental Expeditions - Land-Based Operations
Expedition Name: Faysal Hanneche Antarctic Crossing 
Method of transportation to/within/from Antarctica: Air / Ski /Air
Activities:
Number of Participants: 1
Date begin: 11 Nov 2014
Date end: 01 Jan 2015
Number of personnel: 1
Operator:
Name: The Antarctic Company (TAC)
Contact Address: P.O. Box 16213, Vlaeberg, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
Email Address: info@antarctic-company.com
Website Address: www.antarctic-company.com
Remarks: In via Cape Town to Novo Airbase. Return via Union Glacier to Punta Arenas. Not yet confirmed.
Location of Activities
South Pole
Routes:
Expedition Name: Frederic Dion Antarctic Crossing 
Method of transportation to/within/from Antarctica: Air / Ski /Air
Activities:
Number of Participants: 1
Date begin: 05 Nov 2014
Date end: 01 Jan 2015
Number of personnel: 1
Operator:
Name: The Antarctic Company (TAC)
Contact Address: P.O. Box 16213, Vlaeberg, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
Email Address: info@antarctic-company.com
Website Address: www.antarctic-company.com
Remarks: In via Cape Town to Novo Airbase. Return via Union Glacier to Punta Arenas.
Location of Activities
South Pole
Routes:

Expedition Name: Massey Ferguson Antarctica 2 - Arctic Trucks 
Method of transportation to/within/from Antarctica: Air / Vehicle / Air
Activities:
Number of Participants: 9
Date begin: 03 Nov 2014
Date end: 12 Jan 2015
Number of personnel: 9
Operator:
Name: The Antarctic Company (TAC)
Contact Address: P.O. Box 16213, Vlaeberg, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
Email Address: info@antarctic-company.com
Website Address: www.antarctic-company.com
Remarks:
Location of Activities
South Pole
Routes:
Expedition Name: Norwegian Ski Expedition 
Method of transportation to/within/from Antarctica: Air / Ski /Air
Activities: Climbing, Skiing
Number of Participants: 2
Date begin: 12 Nov 2014
Date end: 28 Jan 2015
Number of personnel: 2
Operator:
Name: The Antarctic Company (TAC)
Contact Address: P.O. Box 16213, Vlaeberg, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
Email Address: info@antarctic-company.com
Website Address: www.antarctic-company.com
Remarks:
Location of Activities
Ulvetanna Mountain
Routes:

Expedition Name: Outer Edge Polar Challenge 
Method of transportation to/within/from Antarctica: Air / Vehicle / Air
Activities: Overland expedition to South Pole from Novolavarevskaya Airbase using wind powered snow sailer.
Number of Participants: 5
Date begin: 26 Nov 2014
Date end: 12 Jan 2015
Number of personnel: 5
Operator:
Name: The Antarctic Company (TAC)
Contact Address: P.O. Box 16213, Vlaeberg, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
Email Address: info@antarctic-company.com
Website Address: www.antarctic-company.com
Remarks:
Location of Activities
South Pole
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