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


 
Orient Lines, Inc.
 

Orient Lines, Inc. of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, plans to conduct 6 cruises to the Antarctic during the 2000-2001 season using the MARCO POLO.

MARCO POLO

The vessel is ice-strengthened and was built by VEB Mathias-Thesan Werft of Wismar, Germany in 1965 and re-built during 1991-93 under the supervision of Knud E. Hansen, naval architects, and A. & M. Katzourakis, ship designers.  Call letters of the vessel are C6JZ7 and it is registered in the Bahamas.  The MARCO POLO is 176.28 meters (578.4 feet) in length, 23.6 meters (77.4 feet) in breadth, has a draft of 8.2 meters (26.9 feet), and is 20,502 tons GRT.  Power is provided by 2 Saulzer 7 RND 76 diesel engines with power output of 10,500 bhp each.  The vessel has twin-screw propellers and is fitted with Denny Brown (UK) fin stabilizers.  There are 6 SKL diesel generators capable of producing approximately 3,500 kw.  The MARCO POLO is equipped with the latest radio and satellite communications systems (INMARSAT 1306215) and state-of-the-art navigation equipment.  The vessel was redesigned to comply with all 1992 "Marpol" rules for waste disposal including an onboard biological treatment plant with a liquid waste disposal system, refuse sorting, pulping and a treatment plant, in addition to a modern refuse incinerator.  All lifeboats are semi-enclosed, engine propelled and capable of saving 1,200 persons.  The vessel is also equipped with two high-speed all-purpose passenger tenders and 10 inflatable zodiac landing craft.  The staff and crew capacity is 350, whereas the passenger capacity is 850.  However during cruises to the Antarctic Treaty area, Orient Lines only intends to carry 400-450 passengers.
 

Schedules for each of the cruises follows:
 
Cruise MP #1
December 2000/January 2001
 
Port

 

Dates

Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA

 

29 DEC 2000

at sea

 

30 DEC 1 JAN 2001

Westpoint Island

 

02 JAN 2001

Port Stanley

 

03 JAN 2001

at sea

 

04 JAN 2001

Deception Island/Pendulum Cove

 

05 JAN 2001

Lemaire Channel/Port Lockroy

 

06 JAN 2001

Waterboat Pt./Neumayer Channel

 

07 JAN 2001

Half Moon Island/at sea

 

08 JAN 2001

at sea

 

09 JAN 2001

Ushuaia, ARGENTINA

 

10 JAN 2001

 
Cruise MP #2
January 2001
 

Port

 

Dates

Ushuaia, ARGENTINA

 

11 JAN 2001

at sea

 

12 JAN 2001

Deception Island/Pendulum Cove

 

13 JAN 2001

Lemaire Channel/Port Lockroy

 

14 JAN 2001

Waterboat Point/Neumayer Channel

 

15 JAN 2001

Half Moon Island/at sea

 

16 JAN 2001

at sea

 

17 JAN 2001

Ushuaia, ARGENTINA

 

18 JAN 2001

 
Cruise MP #3
January 2001
 
Port

 

Dates

Ushuaia, ARGENTINA

 

19 JAN 2001

at sea

 

20 JAN 2001

Deception Island/Pendulum Cove

 

21 JAN 2001

Lemaire Channel/Port Lockroy

 

22 JAN 2001

Waterboat Point/Neumayer Channel

 

23 JAN 2001

Half Moon Island/at sea

 

24 JAN 2001

at sea

 

25 JAN 2001

Ushuaia, ARGENTINA

 

26 JAN 2001

 
Cruise MP#4
January/February 2001
 
Port

 

Dates

Ushuaia, ARGENTINA

 

27 JAN 2001

at sea

 

28 JAN 2001

Deception Island/Pendulum Cove

 

29 JAN 2001

Lemaire Channel/Port Lockroy

 

30 JAN 2001

Waterboat Point/Neumayer Channel

 

31 JAN 2001

Half Moon Island

 

01 FEB 2001

at sea

 

02 FEB 2001

Ushuaia, ARGENTINA

 

03 FEB 2001

 
Cruise MP#5
February 2001
 
Port

 

Dates

Ushuaia, ARGENTINA

 

04 FEB 2001

at sea

 

05 FEB 2001

Deception Island/Pendulum Cove

 

06 FEB 2001

Lemaire Channel/Port Lockroy

 

07 FEB 2001

Waterboat Point/Neumayer Channel

 

08 FEB 2001

Half Moon Island

 

09 FEB 2001

at sea

 

10 FEB 2001

Ushuaia, ARGENTINA

 

11 FEB 2001

 
Cruise MP#6
February 2001
 
Port

 

Dates

Ushuaia, ARGENTINA

 

12 FEB 2001

at sea

 

13 FEB 2001

Deception Island/Pendulum Cove

 

14 FEB 2001

Lemaire Channel/Port Lockroy

 

15 FEB 2001

Waterboat Point/Neumayer Channel

 

16 FEB 2001

Half Moon Island

 

17 FEB 2001

at sea

 

18 FEB 2001

At sea/Beagle Channel

 

19 FEB 2001

At sea/South Pacific

 

20 FEB 2001

Seno Eyre Fjord

 

21 FEB 2001

At Sea/South Pacific

 

22 FEB 2001

Port Montt

 

23 FEB 2001

At Sea/South Pacific

 

24 FEB 2001

Valparaiso, CHILE

 

25 FEB 2001

                     

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