SA Agulhas II departs for Marion Island

04 April 2018

 

The Department of Environmental Affairs’ SA Agulhas II will be embarking on a logistical and scientific voyage to Marion Island on Thursday 05 April 2018.

Aboard the ship will be the Marion 75 expedition team, as well as a host of researchers and scientists from DEA and tertiary institutions who will be doing research in the ocean and on the island. Marion is a volcanic island that forms part of South African territory and was proclaimed as a Special Nature Reserve Status in 1995. The Marion 75 expedition team will occupy the island for a period of 14 months.

Members of the media are invited to cover the farewell ceremony, details are as follows:

Date: Thursday, 05 April 2018

Time: 10:00

Sailing time: +/- 14:00

Venue: East Pier Road, East Pier Quay, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

For media enquiries contact:

Zolile Nqayi
Cell: 082 898 6483 /
E-mail: znqayi@environment.gov.za