This week at Macquarie Island: 16 March 2018

A short update on the annual Macca resupply.

Station resupply update

Macquarie Island is a buzz with the annual station resupply!

The Aurora Australis arrived on Monday 12 March and will remain for a planned eight days to conduct personnel change-over, cargo transfers, station refuelling, and provide support to multiple round-trip science projects. 

To date, the operation is running to schedule and morale is high. Even the sometimes temperamental Macca weather is mostly co-operating and not interfering with planned ops! 

Resupply morning - A classic Macquarie Island sunrise.
Resupply morning - A classic Macquarie Island sunrise.
(Photo: Australian Antarctic Division)
The Aurora Australis arrives at Macquarie Island for resupply on Monday 12 March.
The Aurora Australis arrives at Macquarie Island for resupply on Monday 12…
(Photo: Australian Antarctic Division)
A LARC delivering resupply cargo to Macquarie Island. LARC stands for Light Amphibious Resupply Cargo vehicle.
A LARC delivering resupply cargo to Macquarie Island. LARC stands for Light…
(Photo: Australian Antarctic Division)