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Report 134 -- Sunday, 5 November, 2000

REPORT 134

DATE: Sunday, 5 November, 2000

UNIVERSAL TIME: 0400

LOCAL (SHIP) TIME: 1100

AUSTRALIAN EASTERN STANDARD/SUMMER TIME: 1600

POSITION: -65 13.34 64 56.852

HEADING: n/a

CURRENT SPEED (KNOTS): stopped at flyoff point

DISTANCE TO NEXT  WAYPOINT (NAUTICAL MILES): Approx. 155 nm to Mawson Station

DISTANCE COVERED LAST 24 HOURS (NAUTICAL MILES): n/a

WEATHER CONDITIONS: cloudy, fine and clear, 12 knots of wind

AIR TEMPERATURE: -9.2 degrees C

SEA TEMPERATURE: -1.6 degrees C

SEA CONDITIONS: n/a

ICE CONDITIONS: 9/10ths heavily rafted 1st year pack ice

REMARKS.

Six helicopter flights delivered expeditioners and cargo on Saturday. The helicopters overnighted at the ship. Mawson provided perfect weather for the operations and a very friendly welcome. There was even freshly brewed coffee and home-baked muffins!! The station is immaculate and they have obviously worked hard over winter and in preparation for the summer season. Good luck for a happy summer.

Helicopter operations delayed this morning due to mechanical problems but they have now resumed. Four flights remain. Weather is excellent. The ship expects to depart this afternoon.

Regards

Suzanne and Gordon

 


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