1987/88 V4 details

General information



MS Nella Dan

©AAD, Copyright Commonwealth of Australia 1965
Catalogue id
Voyage 2
Law, Phillip Garth (Phil)


Voyage Leader

David Lyons

Deputy Voyage Leader

Ric Burbury

Voyage Objectives

Nella Dan's Last Voyage


Nella Dan ran aground at Macquarie Island late in the evening of Thursday 3 Dec 1987, whilst transferring fuel. (see ANARE News Dec 1987 p 6-7, Aurora Mar 1988 p 8-11)

Voyage Reports

No reports known - if you know of any, please contact the Data Centre and we can add them.


Hobart  27-Nov-1987  Macquarie Island  1-Dec-1987 

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

See the 1987/88 Voyage Schedule for other voyages for this season.

Voyage track

Spatial bounds of voyage

42° 52.9' S
147° 20.5' E 158° 59.6' E
54° 30.9' S

Voyage Track map from the Marine Underway database, averaged every 15 minutes

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
Kelp rafts in the Southern Ocean 2 Search
Seabirds of the Southern and South Indian Ocean 116 Search

Voyage activities

Underway Data & Voyage Tracks 51240 positions recorded. - Link to data at Underway Data & Voyage Tracks

Data from 27-Nov-1987 11:00 UT to 3-Dec-1987 09:20 UT

For data quality, methods used etc., see 198788040 - Nella Dan 1987-88 Voyage 4 Underway Data at GCMD
Wildlife at Sea observations Observed 15 species from 117 observations. See Species and observation count - Link to data at Wildlife at Sea observations

Data from 28-Nov-1987 21:00 UT to 30-Nov-1987 23:30 UT

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


Weather plot of 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.