Ship reaches Antarctic port after 22-day voyage

This morning we stopped the ship in the fast ice and flew off, by helicopter, 21 expeditioners who will travel on to Mawson Station from Davis. – ‘sitrep‘ of 6 November

The voyage to Davis has proved extraordinarily long and difficult, with satellite imagery, helicopters and a plane used to try to find a way through the ice. Kelly and 21 other ‘expeditioners’ were taken from the ship by helicopter yesterday and then by fixed-wing aircraft on to a ‘nearby’ settlement, Mawson.

Map showing stations on Antarctica
Map showing stations on Antarctica; image held here