The Bouvet Island DXpedition – 3YØZ
Press Release # 12
January 16, 2018

Preparation for our departure continues, albeit at a somewhat slower pace than we had hoped. However, the vessel is now fully fueled, and all our DXpedition gear, food and medical and survival gear is aboard. And, you have likely read that team members completed their cold water survival, CPR and fire-fighting training.

Two team leaders and our merchant marine captain team member (W7IV) have been aboard the vessel. They observed the crew and contractors working hard to complete their projects.

We are awaiting final clearance to sail, which will be issued by the Chilean Navy – the regulatory authority for maritime safety.

We remain confident in our success, and are anxiously waiting to get underway. Whatever delay we encounter will not impact our results on the island.

K4UEE – Bob
LA6VM — Erling
KØIR – Ralph