1983/84 V8 details

General information



MS Nella Dan

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


Voyage Leader

Desmond James Lugg

Deputy Voyage Leader

Ms Phillipa M Foster


Nella Dan left Hobart on 18 Feb on the last voyage of the season. The voyage to Davis experienced very rough weather. Unloading was carried out in excellent weather and proceeded quickly, with 15-hour days being worked. The ship left Davis on 2 Mar and made a smooth, fast voyage to Mawson, arriving on 4 Mar. Weather again was excellent, with almnost no wind. Ther was aspeedy turnaround, with two barges and two LARCS enabling the task to be achieved in short time. Nella Dan left Mawson on 6 Jan with members of the Davis and Mawson summer and winter parties. Excellent time was made intil two days from Hobart, when engine problems caused a delay. The ship arrived in Hobart on 19 Mar to end the season's operations. Source: Antarctic Division Annual Review 1983-84

Voyage Reports

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Hobart  18-Feb-1984  Davis  29-Feb-1984 
Davis  2-Mar-1984  Mawson  4-Mar-1984 
Mawson  6-Mar-1984  Hobart  19-Mar-1984 

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 123 Search

Voyage activities

Wildlife at Sea observations Observed 20 species from 126 observations. See Species and observation count - Link to data at Wildlife at Sea observations

Data from 3-Mar-1984 09:00 UT to 18-Mar-1984 07:42 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.