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Bouvet Isl (3Y0Z) DXPedition Cancelled...

After sitting off Bouvet Isl. for several days waiting for the WX to clear the DXpedition had to be called off due to engine problems on the ship leading to a safety situation for the DXpeditioners and ships' crew. See the announcement below!!


2000 UTC 3 February 2018

During the last 72 hours we continued to experience the high winds,
low clouds, fog, and rough seas that have prevented helicopter oper-
ations since our arrival at Bouvet. No improvement was predicted in
the weather forecast for the next four days. Then, last night an issue
developed in one of the ship's engines. This morning the captain of
the vessel declared it unsafe to continue with our project and aborted
the expedition. We are now on our long voyage back to Punta Arenas. As
you might imagine the team is deeply disappointed, but safe. There is
already talk about rescheduling the DXpedition.

Bob - K4UEE
Ralph - K0IR
Erling - LA6VM

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Posted by: VY2RU - Ken on Feb 03, 18 | 7:18 pm | Profile

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