The RV Polarstern, a German research icebreaker and supply vessel, will be entering St Helena waters today Friday, 5 January 2018.

The vessel will be positioned 10.5 nautical miles, north west of Sugar Loaf Point, and will remain in this position for approximately 2.5 hours. The purpose of her visit is to carry out calibration work.

Unfortunately, the vessel’s position will be too far out for anyone to see her from the Island.

The RV Polarstern, mainly used for research in the Arctic and Antarctica, is en-route to Cape Town.

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5 January 2018


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