Out of interest..

    UPDATE IIVideos of landing on Bouvet
    UPDATE – New Bouvet Island base now complete.

    Message from Johan, ZS1A, January 16, 2014

    Today the SA Agulhas arrives at 3Y with a team of Norwegians on board. They are going to build a new base for scientists to stay for 2 months to do studies as early as December 2014.

    A further check shows the “Red Taxi“, as she was known to South African polar teams, left Cape Town on January 7th for a 2500km voyage to Bouvet. On board are a team from the Norwegian Polar Institute, and 62 South African sea cadets, as the ship is now a dedicated training vessel.

    Although no amateur radio operations are apparent, still interesting news nonetheless.

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