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South Georgia
Friday, April 11th 2014 - 12:19 UTC

Coins to celebrate South Georgia's Grytviken Church centenary

The observe and reverse of the £2 coin

The Treasury of South Georgia & The South Sandwich Islands have issued a new crown which celebrates the centennial of one of the Island group’s most well-known and recognized landmarks: the Grytviken Church.

Tuesday, March 25th 2014 - 22:20 UTC

South Georgia reindeer eradication project to recover natural environment almost completed

Reindeer were introduced in the island in the early 1900's to feed whalers

After many years of planning, and two field seasons on the ground, the main part of the Government of South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands, SGSSI, Reindeer Eradication Project is now all but done, according to the latest South Georgia newsletter. An estimated 3.140 animals have been sacrificed over a six-week period.

Thursday, February 27th 2014 - 04:59 UTC

Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica in 'Sea Spirit' 2015/16 expedition cruises

Originally built in 1991, 'Sea Spirit' and 'Sea Explorer' have undergone technical upgrades such as ice strengthening

Poseidon Expeditions has chartered the 114-passenger Sea Spirit for polar operations starting in May 2015. Built as Renaissance V in 1991, the 4,200 gt ship currently operates on charter to Quark Expeditions and is managed by FleetPro Ocean. For the 2015/16 season Poseidon will offer expeditions to Antarctica, Falklands and South Georgia.

Wednesday, February 26th 2014 - 07:16 UTC

“Argentine Antarctica Day” celebrations with special mention of South Georgia

Minister Timerman reading his speech

Argentina celebrated on Tuesday 25 February, the “Argentine Antarctica Day”, which recalls the 110 years of uninterrupted presence of the country in Antarctica and included among the many activities displayed the scientific research cruise of May 2013 in waters adjoining the South Georgia islands.

Friday, February 21st 2014 - 07:56 UTC

South Georgia research vessels' season: three were active in January plus HMS Protector

Divers deployed to check the landing beach at Southern Thule island

Several research vessels coincided in South Georgia Island during the month of January plus HMS Protector involved in extensive surveying of South Sandwich Island for the UK Hydrographic Office, reports the latest edition of the South Georgia newsletter.

Friday, February 21st 2014 - 07:49 UTC

Successful second phase removal of reindeer in South Georgia

Reindeer were introduced in the island by whalers in the early 1900s

The second phase of the government of South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands (GSGSSI) project to remove introduced reindeer from South Georgia got underway in early January, reports the latest edition of the South Georgia newsletter.

Monday, February 10th 2014 - 03:23 UTC

Falkland Islands' Fortuna incorporates MSC ice-class longliner 'Tronio'

The 1.058-ton 'Tronio' has a holding capacity and state-of-the-art frozen at sea factory which means it can process in excess of 300.000 kilos

Fortuna Ltd, one of the Falkland Islands leading fishing companies announced the incorporation to their Falklands registered fleet of the 55-meter ice class longliner 'Tronio', specifically designed for ice fishing in Antarctica.

Tuesday, January 28th 2014 - 19:48 UTC

HMS Portland begins her Atlantic deployment visiting England's centuries old ally Portugal

Commander Sarah West followed the tradition of nailing a brass plaque bearing the ship’s name onto a barrel of rum

HMS Portland has called into the Portuguese capital, the first stop of her Atlantic deployment that will take her to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia.

Saturday, January 18th 2014 - 05:41 UTC

HMS Protector surveying previously unchartered waters off Sandwich Islands

The ice patrol managed to land a survey teams at Thule Island (Pic LA Vicki Benwell)

Previously uncharted areas of the Southern Ocean have been surveyed by personnel on board Royal Navy ice patrol ship HMS Protector. Using its multi-beam echo sounder the ship gathered data off the Sandwich Islands along areas of the Douglas Straits between South Thule and Cook Island for the UK Hydrographic Office to fill in missing data in the Admiralty Charts.

Tuesday, January 14th 2014 - 13:12 UTC

South Georgia grey-headed albatross added to the 'endangered species' list

Encouraging and bad news for albatrosses: while the black-browed has been down-listed from 'near threatened' the grey-headed albatross is in rapid decline and considered “endangered” mainly because of fishing activities, reports the latest edition of the South Georgia Newsletter.

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