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.