ATCM
Antarctic Treaty
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Party: South Africa
2015/2016 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: 0
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.

Aircrat Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Aircraft
Type: Helicopters
Category:
Period From: 28/12/2015
Period To: 02/02/2016
Remarks: 2 x Bell 212 helicopters used for cargo and logistic support.

Research Rockets Report
Military
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Military
Military personnel in expeditions: 7 Diesel Mechanics / Dozers / Drivers, 2 Chefs 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: Christoph Hoebenreich International Antarctic Project 
Method of transportation to/within/from Antarctica: Air/Air/Air
Activities:
Number of Participants: 4
Date begin: 11 Nov 2015
Date end: 26 Nov 2015
Number of personnel:
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: Skiing and climbing expedition.
Location of Activities
12 Nov 2015 Jokhulkyrkia
26 Nov 2015 Fenristunga
Routes:
Expedition Name: Michele Pontrandolfo Antarctic Crossing 
Method of transportation to/within/from Antarctica: Air/Skiing/Air
Activities: Skiing
Number of Participants: 1
Date begin: 11 Nov 2015
Date end: 01 Jan 2016
Number of personnel:
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: Solo skiing from Novolavarevskaya to South Pole.
Location of Activities
South Pole
Routes:

Expedition Name: South Pole and Emperor Penguin Program 
Method of transportation to/within/from Antarctica: Air/Air/Air
Activities: Aircraft Flight, Aircraft Landing, Extended Walk, Station Visit
Number of Participants: 10
Date begin: 24 Nov 2015
Date end: 04 Dec 2015
Number of personnel: 3
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: Station visit, walk and penguin colony visit.
Location of Activities
Atka Bay
Novolazarevskaya Station
Schirmacher Oasis
Routes:
Expedition Name: White Desert Flight Support 
Method of transportation to/within/from Antarctica: Air/Vehicle/Air
Activities: Aircraft Flight, Aircraft Landing
Number of Participants: 14
Date begin: 21 Nov 2015
Date end: 16 Dec 2015
Number of personnel:
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: Flight support to Private expedition.
Location of Activities
Atka Bay
Novolazarevskaya Station
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