Resupply: V6 at Macca

Page 1 of 2 Next
This week at Macquarie Island: 15 April 2011

L’Astrolabe arrived at Macca on Monday this week to carry out the station resupply voyage V6.

With all cargo transfer to be carried out using two LARCs, and one of these on board ship, the first step was unloading the LARC from L’Astrolabe. Unfortunately, the wind on Monday was too strong to do this safely. However by Tuesday, the wind had moderated, and the LARC was unloaded safely.

So we are now into our third day of cargo transfers and round trip projects, and all is running very well.


Red ship off the point of the island.
The LARC coming ashore from L’Astrolabe this week.
(Photo: Ivor Harris)
Amphibious vehicle coming ashore on the beach.
LARC emerges onto the beach at Macca.
(Photo: Ivor Harris)
Fork lift unloading cargo from the Lark.
Unloading cargo from the LARC with the station JCB Loadall.
(Photo: Ivor Harris)
A line of people passing goods along
Macca expeditioners form the traditional conga line to unpack incoming goods in…
(Photo: Ivor Harris)
Rusty old anchor being boxed up to send back to Tasmania.
TASPARKS ranger Justin assisting round trippers Marty and Fred with the Mawson’s…
(Photo: Ivor Harris)
peter and fred  smiling at camera with two brass old metling pots in the foreground.
Materials conservator Peter and the multi-talented Fred working in the “artefacts corral”…
(Photo: Ivor Harris)
Select story: