South Africa Government

12/09/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 12/09/2019 07:17

Environment, Forestry and Fisheries bids farewell to SA Agulhas II, 10 Dec

SA Agulhas II to depart for the annual Antarctica relief voyage

The Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, will bid farewell to the SA Agulhas II, as she departs on her 41st voyage tomorrow, 10 December 2019, to Antarctica.

Aboard the SA Agulhas II, will be South African National Antarctic Expedition (SANAE) 59 team members who will be spending 14 months in Antarctica.

The departure of the ship takes place days after the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Antarctica Treaty by 12 nations. South Africa is one of the 12 original signatories of the Treaty which was signed in December 1959.

Members of the media are the farewell ceremony as below:
Date: Tuesday, 10 December 2018
Time: 11:00
Venue: East Pier Quay, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town.

For RSVPs and scheduling of interviews, contact Gaopalelwe Moroane on 0825121094 / [email protected] or Siziphiwe Maxengana on 021 814 8064/ [email protected]

For media enquiries contact:
Mr Zolile Nqayi
Cell: 082 898 6483
Email: [email protected]