The 58th South African National Antarctic Expedition (SANAE) team training has kicked off yesterday, 12 November, onboard the S.A. Agulhas II.
Meet S58, our SANAP ambassadors who will spend just more than a year on the ice:
The first day of team training included a number of informational sessions. In between these sessions Antarctic Legacy of South Africa (ALSA) also had the opportunity to share the history of South Africa’s involvement in the Antarctic region with the new SANAE overwintering team (S58). This puts emphasis on the team’s responsibilities as South African Antarctic Ambassadors for the coming year. The team was also briefed about the importance of their photos, videos, narratives etc. which needs to be archived by the Antarctic Legacy of South Africa for future generations.
Anche Louw (ALSA) talking about the team’s responsibility towards the ALSA archive and the SANAP website.
Ria Olivier (ALSA) introducing the team to South Africa’s Antarctic Legacy.
Floid Chauke, DEA Deputy Director (Health and Safety), addressing the new SANAE team. Topics: SANAP Adventure Policy, fire emergency plan, search and rescue type of operations and cold weather training.
Further team training will include:
- Cold Weather Training
- Rope Work and Rescue Techniques
- Fire Fighting
- First Aid
- Team Development activities
- Dental Examination
- Clothing Fitment and issuing
- Occupational Health and Safety Talks
- Environmental Talks
- Pre-departure arrangements
- Protective Clothing
- Warehouse Procedures & packing of containers
- Asset Management
- Tasks & Projects
- A. Agulhas II – voyage to Antarctica
- Logistics and voyage information
- Stock take and Orders, Food Management
- Monthly and annual reports, Newsletter
- Team Leader & Management
- Employee Health and Wellness & Labour Relations Talk
Team training will be until the 30th of November, which will give the team a few days with family and friend before they depart to Antarctica on 6 December.
Click here to view the S.A Agulhas II Voyage Schedule.
Featured Image: L-R (Back): Anche Louw (ALSA), Mpati Boleme (SANSA VLF Engineer), Jufter Munyai (DEA Electrical Engineer), Marvin Rankuda (Senior Meteorological Technician), Bongisipho Kuali (DEA Mechanical Engineer), Ria Olivier (ALSA), Sanele Mkhize (DEA Diesel Mechanic); (Front) Travis Duck (SANSA Radar Engineer), Ewald Ferreira (Communications Engineer), Jacques Robbertze (DEA Diesel Mechanic).
Anché Louw, Antarctic Legacy of South Africa, 13 November 2018