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Party: South Africa
Permanent Information
Automatic Recording Stations Report
Permanent Station Report
Operational Information - Stations
Name: SANAE IV
Type: Wintering
Location:
Site Name: SANAE IV   Lat: 71°40´25´´S   Long: 2°49´43´´W   View in Google Earth Map
Maximum Population: 80
Date Established: 1997
Accommodation Facilities: Accomodation for 80 people.
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.
Link (URL): www.sanap.ac.za
Search and Rescue Information: Designated Regional Rescue Coordination (RCC) by SASAR. Acts as SAR centre for DROMLAN activities during summer season.

Permanent Vessels Report
Operational Information - Vessels
Name: mv SA Agulhas II
Flag of State: South Africa
Ice Strength: Ice class IACS PC5 (ICE-10 for Hull)
Length: 134m
Beam: 22m
Gross Tonnage: 13687
Type: Research and supply vessel
Link to CONNAMP data:
Maximum Crew: 45
Maximum Passengerss: 100
Description / 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.
Search and Rescue Information:

Aircraft Report
Operational Information - Aircraft
Type: Helicopters
Number: 2
Remarks: Various types contracted as per requirements. Tasks include cargo and personnel transfer from ship to base, field deployments and search and rescue.
Search and Rescue Information: Provides SAR support for DROMLAN activities during summer season.

Compliance with the Protocol Report
Environmental Information - Compliance with the Protocol
No new measures have been adopted during the reported period.

Environmental Impact Assessment: Procedures Report
Environmental Information - Environmental Impact Assessment (Procedures)
No new procedures were established during this reporting period.

Waste Management Plans Report
Environmental Information - Waste Disposal and Waste Management (Waste Management Plans)
Title: SANAP Waste Management Plan
Fixed Site/Field Camp/Ship: SANAE IV and environs
Objective:
Contact Point:
Organisation:
Name: Richard Skinner
Job Title or Position: Deputy Director
Phone: +27 12 399 9859
Email: rskinner@environment.gov.za
File: WASTE MANAGEMENT HANDBOOK_All Bases_2012 v4.doc

Waste Management Inventory of Past Activities Report
Prevention of Marine Pollution: Measures Report
Environmental Information - Prevention of Marine Pollution
No new measures have been adopted during the reported period.

Area Protection and Management: Measures Report
Environmental Information - Area Protection and Management (Measures)
No new measures have been adopted during the reported period.

Contingency Plans Report
Environmental Information - Contingency Plans
Title: SANAP Oil Spill Contingency Plan
Scope/coverage of the plan: All stakeholders (Oceans and Coasts Management, Ship Operator and SANAP Staff briefed.
Objective: Oil Spill Plan for SANAE IV Base and environs. Ship has its own plan in accordance with MARPOL requirements.
Contact Point:
Organisation:
Name: Richard Skinner
Job Title or Position: Deputy Director
Phone: +27 12 399 9859
Email: rskinner@environment.gov.za
File: Fuel-Oil Spill Contingency Plan - fin rev 2011.doc

Relevant National Legislation Report
Other Information - Relevant National Legislation
Title: ANTARCTIC TREATIES ACT NO. 60 OF 1996
Topic Other
Description: To provide for the application of certain treaties relating to Antarctica; and to provide for matters connected therewith.
Date of Effect: 01 Feb 1997
File: Ant Treaties 96.doc
Contact Point:
Organisation:
Name: Richard Skinner
Job Title or Position: Deputy Director
Phone: +27 12 399 9859
Email: rskinner@environment.gov.za
Title: SOUTH AFRICAN CITIZENS IN ANTARCTICA ACT NO. 55 OF 1962
Topic Other
Description: To apply the laws of the Republic, and to make provision for the administration of justice, with reference to South African citizens in Antarctica.
Date of Effect: 25 May 1962
File: SA CITIZENS IN ANTARCTICA ACT.DOC.rtf
Contact Point:
Organisation:
Name: Richard Skinner
Job Title or Position: Deputy Director
Phone: +27 12 399 9859
Email: rskinner@environment.gov.za
General Report