1983/84 V1 details

General information



MS Nella Dan

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Catalogue id
Voyage 2
Law, Phillip Garth (Phil)


Voyage Leader

Roderick B Ledingham

Deputy Voyage Leader

Dr R D Seppelt


Nella Dan left Hobart with personnel and supplies for MI and personnel and a limited amount of equipment for fly-off to Casey from the ice edge. Relatively calm seas were experienced on the voyage to MI. Unloading began early on the 19 Oct. Thhe helicopters were used to resupply field huts on the island and to carry concrete for the foundations of a large mast built on Wireless Hill for ionospheric research. The ship sailed for Case, leaving behind fifteen people and three amphibious Army LARCs to carry out a wide range of scientific projects. Seas continued to be good on the way to the ice edge north of Casey. this was the earliest attempt to fly-off operations from the edge, and was some three weeks earlier than the previous year. As ice conditions were very heavy, it took three days to reach a point within helicopter range of Casey. In the next four days four members of the 1984 Casey wintering party, ten members of the summer party, and 3.5 tonnes of cargo were flown to the station. Nella Dan left the ice edge for MI and took three days to find open water. The fifteen people and three LARCs were loaded for return to Hobart. Source: Antarctic Division Annual Review 1983-84

Voyage Reports

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Hobart  15-Oct-1983  Macquarie Island  18-Oct-1983 
Macquarie Island  23-Oct-1983  Casey  1-Nov-1983 
Casey  4-Nov-1983  Macquarie Island  14-Nov-1983 
Macquarie Island  14-Nov-1983  Hobart  17-Nov-1983 

See also List of sitreps - not guaranteed to work as voyage naming conventions are not consistent.

See the 1983/84 Voyage Schedule for other voyages for this season.

Voyage track

Spatial bounds of voyage

No track has been constructed.

Voyage Data and Activities

Biological Collections

List of collections of species data collected on this voyage. Some collections are voyage specific or might be from a wider set of observations or samples.

Collection NameObservation countLink to data search form
Seabirds of the Southern and South Indian Ocean 7 Search

Voyage activities

Wildlife at Sea observations Observed 5 species from 8 observations. See Species and observation count - Link to data at Wildlife at Sea observations

Data from 17-Jan-1984 16:20 UT to 24-Jan-1984 08:00 UT

For data quality, methods used etc., see DB_WOV *** at GCMD


There is no weather data for this voyage.

Science Projects

Note - this page lists projects where there has been some requirements logged. This may include requests that are not directly associated with any science performed on the ship.

No Australian Antarctic Science Projects for voyage. See Current and Previous Projects for details on other projects.