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Antarctic Treaty
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Party: South Africa
2017/2018 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
08 Dec 2017 Cape Town 14 Feb 2018 Cape Town
14 Dec 2017 SANAE IV
Annual relief voyage to Antarctica following Good Hope line then deviating to Bouvet to drop off Norwegian Expeditoners, off-loading cargo and passengers at RSA/Penguin Bukta, off-loading cargo and passengers at Atka Bukta and Bouy run in Southern ocean.

Aircrat Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Aircraft
Type: Helicopters
Category: Local helicopter flights
Period From: 14/12/2017
Period To: 06/02/2018
Remarks: 2 x Bell 417 Helicopters. Total of 90 hours of flying excluding search and rescue so currently estimating between 60-70 flights between Ice Shelf and SANAE IV and surrounds.

Research Rockets Report
Military
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Military
Military personnel in expeditions: None
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: Icetrek Expeditions 
Method of transportation to/within/from Antarctica: Air / Vehicle
Activities:
Number of Participants: 20
Date begin: 23 Nov 2017
Date end: 20 Dec 2017
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: Consists of two separate expeditions. First one takes place from 23/11/17 till 3/12/17 and the second one from 8 to 20/12/17. Permit issued by Australian Competent Authority.
Location of Activities
Atka Bay
Schirmacher Oasis
South Pole
Routes: Novolavarevskaya to South Pole via FD83.
Expedition Name: Norwegian Climbing Expedition 
Method of transportation to/within/from Antarctica: Air / Skiing
Activities:
Number of Participants: 8
Date begin: 17 Nov 2017
Date end: 20 Dec 2017
Number of personnel:
Operator:
Name: Ivar Tollefsen
Contact Address: Mollerveien 4, 0182, OSLO, Norway
Email Address: c/o taccpt@antarctic-company.info
Website Address:
Remarks: Permit issued by Norwegian Competent Authority.
Location of Activities
Fenriskjeften Mountains
Routes:

Expedition Name: The North Face Antarctica 
Method of transportation to/within/from Antarctica: Air / Vehicle / Ski
Activities:
Number of Participants: 7
Date begin: 23 Nov 2017
Date end: 20 Dec 2017
Number of personnel:
Operator:
Name: Mr Cedar Wight
Contact Address: 2660 Juniper Avenue, Boulder, Colorado, 80304, USA
Email Address: c/o taccpt@antarctic-company.info
Website Address:
Remarks: Private Expedition led by Mr Cedar Wright. Permit issued by United States of America Competent Authority.
Location of Activities
Filchner Mountains
Ulvetanna Mountain
Routes:
Expedition Name: White Desert Expeditions 
Method of transportation to/within/from Antarctica: Air/Air/Air
Activities:
Number of Participants: 52
Date begin: 25 Oct 2017
Date end: 08 Feb 2018
Number of personnel: 45
Operator:
Name: White Desert Ltd
Contact Address: 45 Campden Hill Gate, Duchess of Bedford Walk, London W87QJ
Email Address: patrick@white-desert.com
Website Address: www.white-desert.com
Remarks: Permit issued by United Kingdom Competent Authority.
Location of Activities
Schirmacher Oasis
Routes:

Expedition Name: World Marathon Challenge 
Method of transportation to/within/from Antarctica: Air/Air
Activities: Aircraft Flight, Anchoring Only, Run Marathon on runway
Number of Participants: 66
Date begin: 31 Jan 2018
Date end: 31 Jan 2018
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: Authorised by SANAP.
Location of Activities
Novo runway
Routes: Confined to runway surface.

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
Operational Information - Non Governmental Expeditions - Aircraft Activities
Type: Illyshin 76 TD-90VD, Boeing 757, Falcon 7X, Basler Turbo 67 and De Havlland DHC-6 Twin Otter aircraft
Period From: 01/11/2017
Period To: 02/03/2018
Operator: Antarctic Logistics Company International
Description / Remarks: Various inter and intra continental flights in support of DROMLAN and  approved NGO activities. 24 DROMLAN / NGO return flights from Cape Town to Novo Runway and 1 DROMLAN flight to Troll Station.

General Report