SA Agulhas II Returns from Marion Island

02 May 2014


The Department of Environmental Affairs’ SA Agulhas II will be returning from her logistical/scientific voyage from Marion Island on Tuesday 06 May 2014. The voyage was under the watchful eye of Captain Gavin Syndercombe.

The Marion 70 Team will be returning from its 14 month research expedition at the Marion Island base. The Department is responsible for the day-to-day management and logistical support of the South African research bases, which include Marion Island. A number of multi-disciplinary scientific researches were conducted on board ship wherein biological, chemical and physical oceanographic variables were measured throughout the voyage.

The scientific research projects aim to explore and understand the oceanic environment surrounding southern Africa and its potential influence in the global oceanic circulation and climate.

Members of the media are invited to cover the welcoming ceremony, and will have an opportunity for photos and interviews.

Details of the welcoming ceremony are as follows:

Date: Tuesday 06 May 2014

Time: 08:00

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

To RSVP, contact:

Tshego Letshwiti
Tel: 021 405 9439
Cell: 076 307 9634

For media enquiries, contact:

Zolile Nqayi
Cell: 082 898 6483