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»65th Marion Expedition returns
13 May 2009 from Sanap Headquarters
On 13 May 2009, Shiraan Watson, DCO for the voyage, brings back the Marion 65 expedition to South Africa. Welcoming them back and thanking them for the good work that they have done on behalf of the Directorate: Antarctica & Islands, was Hennie Smit, Deat: Special Projects..

These are some photos taken on their arrival...

SA Agulhas steaming into Cape Town Harbour
The SA Agulhas steaming into Cape Town harbour on 13 May bringing the M65 team home.

M65 arrive
Shiraan Watson (Relief voyage DCO), left, and Hennie Smit (DEAT: Special Projects), right, waiting for Petrus Kritzinger (M65 Expedition Leader and Medic) to disembark from the SA Agulhas.

M65 Team
The last Team photo of M65 after their 14month expedition.

Shadrack Podile (Snr. Meteorologist), Martin Slabber (Communication Engineer), Genevieve Jones (PFIAO birder & Deputy Team Leader), Greg McCleiland (CIB Ecologist), Mphumzi Zilindile (UP Geomorph), Ryan Reisinger (MRI Sealer), Edith Mertz (PFIAO birder)

Johnnie Heath (Diesel Mechanic), Linda Clokie (MCM birder and Conservation Officer), Bigfish Mashau (Meteorologist)

Thomas Mufanadzo (MRI Sealer), Petrus Kritzinger (Leader and Medic), Jared Harding (MCM birder), Mashudu Mashau (CIB Ecologist), Dineo Matsana (Meteorologist), Anne Treasure (CIB Ecologist).


Each team member setting foot on Home soil! (Click to view large)