Macca resupply activities
Macquarie Island had a very successful V6 station resupply from L’Astrolabe, which departed on Sunday (17 April). The cargo transfers with two AAD LARCs (ex-military “Lighter, Amphibious, Re-supply Cargo”) went very well despite windy weather. When the ship left, we bid a fond farewell to one of our wintering number, senior communications technician Adrian, who left two weeks early in order to be home in plenty of time for a family wedding. We are now very busy putting the finishing touches to last minute preparations for the second phase of our resupply activities, the V5 MIPEP resupply, station refuelling, and crew changeover from Aurora Australis, due to arrive here on Good Friday. Both visits also include busy round trip visit programs.