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SA Agulhas II to depart for Antarctica

02 December 2014

 

The Department of Environmental Affairs’ SA Agulhas II will be embarking on her third logistical/scientific voyage to “Antarctica - the white Continent” on Thursday 04 December 2014.

Aboard the ship will be a host of researchers and participants from Department of Environmental Affairs, Department of Public Works, the South African Weather Service and various tertiary institutions.

Amongst the scientists onboard will also be the  University of Stellenbosch representatives  who are in collaboration with a team from Finland on a project that will test noise vibration, slamming and its effect on the vessel so that measures can be explored to ensure the protection of sensitive equipment and the greatest comfort for the crew and passengers.

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

Details of the farewell ceremony are as follows:

Date: Thursday, 04 December 2014

Time:11:30

Sailing time: 2pm

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

To RSVP, contact:

Sipho Mawoko
Tel: 021 441 2788
Cell: 073 370 8327

 Or

Tshego Letshwiti
Tel: 021 405 9439
Cell: 076 307 9634
E-mail: TLetshwiti@environment.gov.za

For media enquiries, contact:

Zolile Nqayi
Cell: 082 898 6483