South-African National Antarctic Programme

SANAP and SA Agulhas II News

The SA Agulhas II has departed on the Annual Relief Voyage to Antarctica on Thursday, 28 November 2013

28 November 2013 from SANAP Headquarters

The SA Agulhas II has departed on the annual relief voyage to re-supply our Antarctic base and take the SANAE 53 overwintering team to the base where they will spend the next 14 months.

SA Agulhas II departing from Cape Town on 28 November 2013

The SA Agulhas II is expected to return on 13 February 2014 with the SANAE 52 Team lead by Adam Zieba. The DCO for the voyage is Jeremy Pietersen.

You can track the SA Agulhas II on her voyage by following this link.

SA Agulhas II Arives in Cape Town!!

3 May 2012

The SA Agulhas II arrives in Cape Town, V&A Waterfront Harbour on delivery from Rauma, Finland. Greeted by Tugboats and a 3 gun salute.


The Arrival of the SA Agulhas II in Cape Town at the V&A Waterfront - Video and images by Gideon van Zyl

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Tugboats stands as guard of honour with water cannons blazing

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The New SA Agulhas II arrives in the background with Jasmine sporting a jacket with the driver logo for the final Antarctic Journey of the SA Agulhas in the foreground

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The Chavonnes Battery at the ready with a 3 gun salute for the new SA Agulhas II

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Captain Dave Hall - Ice Pilot - on the bridge of the new SA Agulhas II

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Allan Robertsen watch over the arrival of his hard work of the last 5 years.

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SA Agulhas II - Home at last...

Some more images of this great historic event can be seen in this News 24 article