S.A. Agulhas II
S. A. Agulhas II is a South African icebreaking polar supply and research ship owned by the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA). She was built in 2012 by STX Finland in Rauma, Finland, to replace the aging S.A. Agulhas, which was retired from SANAP duty, but is fullfilling a training role with SAMSA since 2012. Unlike her predecessor, S. A. Agulhas II was designed from the beginning to carry out both scientific research and supply South African research stations in the Antarctic.
Interesting links and documentation
http://www.saagulhasii.co.za/ – Captain’s log and nformation on the SA Agulhas II
https://www.facebook.com/pages/SA-Agulhas-II/232163036871247 – Facebook page
http://www.info.gov.za/speech/DynamicAction?pageid=461&sid=26495&tid=63772 – Hand-over of the SA Agulhas II for the Department of Environmental Affairs
Arrival of the SA Agulhas II in Cape Town – images and video footage taken on the arrival of the SA Agulhas II in Cape Town.