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Section X presents planned itineraries for U.S. based non-governmental activities in the Treaty area.


 
Abercrombie & Kent International, Inc.
 
Explorer Shipping Corporation and Abercrombie & Kent International, Inc. of Oak Brook, Illinois, are planning nine cruises to the Antarctic Peninsula during the 2000-2001 season using the M/S EXPLORER. 

M/S EXPLORER

Call letters of the vessel are ELJD8; registry is Liberian.  The EXPLORER was built in 1969 and is 72.86 meters in length, 14.02 meters in breadth, has a draft of 4.48 meters, and has a Det Norske Veritas +1A1 ICE-A rating.  Power is provided by two MAK diesel engines of 1800 hp each, driving a single variable-pitch propeller, type LIANEN - 450 rpm.  Navigation equipment includes a Decca radar 10cm, a Raytheon radar 3cm, a JCR radar 3cm, a Satellite Navigation System (SATNAV) and a Trimble global positioning system (GPS).  The vessel has two primary transmitters (Main - ST1680A Marine Mobil Bands, 1500 W Pp; Emergency - EB50, 500 W) and 2 VHF Transceivers STR 67 25 W and a VHF Transceiver Shipmate RS 8000 25 W.  INMARSAT number is 1241223 SOEX-X (with voice, telex and telefax capability).  EXPLORER carries 9 Mark V heavy duty zodiacs, 4 motor life boats for 196 persons, and 4 automatically inflated life rafts for 66 persons.  The vessel can accommodate 85-96 passengers, 10 cruise staff, and 60 crew.

Schedules for each of the cruises follows:
 

Cruise EX-#1
November 2000
 

Ports

 

Dates

Port Stanley, FALKLAND ISLANDS

 

06 NOV 2000

Falkland Islands

 

07-09 NOV 2000

At sea

 

10-11 NOV 2000

South Georgia

 

12-19 NOV 2000

at sea

 

20-21 NOV 2000

Port Stanley, FALKLAND ISLANDS

 

22 NOV 2000

 
Cruise EX-#2
November/December 2000
 
Ports

 

Dates

Port Stanley, FALKLAND ISLANDS

 

22 NOV 2000

Steeple Jason

 

23 NOV 2000

Carcass/Saunders

 

24 NOV 2000

Sea Lion Island

 

25 NOV 2000

at sea

 

26-27 NOV 2000

South Georgia

 

28 NOV- 5 DEC 2000

at sea

 

6-7 DEC 2000

Port Stanley, FALKLAND ISLANDS

 

8 DEC 2000

 
Cruise EX-#3

December 2000
 

Ports

 

Dates

Port Stanley, FALKLAND ISLANDS

 

8 DEC 2000

South East Falklands

 

09 DEC 2000

at sea

 

10-11 DEC 2000

South Georgia

 

12-14 DEC 2000

at sea

 

15-16 DEC 2000

Antarctic Peninsula

 

17-20 DEC 2000

at sea

 

21-22 DEC 2000

Port Stanley, FALKLAND ISLANDS

 

23 DEC 2000

 
Cruise EX-#4
December 2000/January 2001
 

Ports

 

Dates

Port Stanley, FALKLAND ISLANDS

 

23 DEC 2000

Steeple/Jason/Saunders

 

24 DEC 2000

New/ Carcass Island

 

25 DEC 2000

Drake

 

26-27 DEC 2000

Antarctic Peninsula

 

28 DEC-01 JAN 2001

at sea

 

02-03 JAN 2001

Ushuaia, ARGENTINA

 

04 JAN 2001

 
Cruise EX-#5

January 2001
 

Ports

 

Dates

Ushuaia, ARGENTINA

 

04 JAN 2001

at sea

 

05-06 JAN 2001

Antarctic Peninsula

 

07-11 JAN 2001

at sea

 

12-13 JAN 2001

Ushuaia, ARGENTINA

 

14 JAN 2001

 
Cruise EX-#6
January 2001
 

Ports

 

Dates

Ushuaia, ARGENTINA

 

14 JAN 2001

at sea

 

15-16 JAN 2001

Antarctic Peninsula

 

17-21 JAN 2001

At sea

 

22-23 JAN 2001

Ushuaia, Argentina

 

24 JAN 2001

Beagle Channel/Cook Bay

25 JAN 2001

Cape Horn/Harberton Farm

26 JAN 2001

Ushuaia, ARGENTINA

27 JAN 2001

   
Cruise EX-#7
January/February 2001
 

Ports

 

Dates

Ushuaia, ARGENTINA

 

27 JAN 2001

At sea

 

28-29 JAN 2001

Antarctic Peninsula

 

30 JAN 02 FEB 2001

South Orkneys

 

03 FEB 2001

at sea

 

04 FEB 2001

South Georgia

 

05-07 FEB 2001

At sea

 

08-09 FEB 2001

Southeast Falklands

 

10 FEB 2001

Port Stanley, FALKLAND ISLANDS

 

11 FEB 2001

 
Cruise EX-#8
February 2001
 

Ports

 

Dates

Port Stanley, FALKLAND ISLANDS

 

11 FEB 2001

Carcass/New Island

 

12 FEB 2001

At sea

 

13-14 FEB 2001

Antarctic Peninsula

 

15-21 FEB 2001

at sea

 

22-23 FEB 2001

Ushuaia, ARGENTINA

 

24 FEB 2001

  
Cruise EX #9
February/March 2001
 

Ports

 

Dates

Ushuaia, ARGENTINA

 

24 FEB 2001

at sea

 

25-26 FEB 2001

Antarctic Peninsula

 

27 FEB-02 MAR 2001

South Orkneys

 

03 MAR 2001

At sea

 

04 MAR 2001

South Georgia

 

05-07 MAR 2001

At sea

 

08-09 MAR 2001

Southeast Falklands

 

10-11 MAR 2001

Port Stanley, FALKLAND ISLANDS

 

12 MAR 2001

    

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