Resupply at Davis

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This week at Davis: 8 February 2013

It has been a very busy two weeks for all expeditioners at Davis with the Aurora Australis arriving at the station last Friday 25th. The following eleven days have seen over 600 tons of cargo and 600,000 litres of fuel delivered to the station in the first over-water resupply here for many years. Traditionally the resupply is carried out over sea ice much earlier in the season. All expeditioners on station are involved in the resupply process as well as getting their last minute jobs completed before departing Davis for home. This season the Davis summer crew will have to cool their heels on the ship for a few weeks as they will have one more stop over at Mawson station before heading for Hobart.

Voyage leader looking out port hole of the Aurora Australis
Voyage leader oversees operations
(Photo: G. Heatherington-Tait)
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