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- 1: Raising the flag to celebrate the return of the sun - Br.Ant.Territory (Heritage) - 13.08.2011
- Staff at British Antarctic Survey’s Rothera Research Station recently raised the Union flag to mark the first sighting of the sun again after several weeks of continual darkness.
- 2: HMS Clyde in Search and Rescue Mission - Br.Ant.Territory (Tourism/Travel) - 11.05.2010
- At 1900 (South Georgia time) on 7 May 10, HMS CLYDE was urgently re-tasked to launch a search and rescue mission in support of a stricken yacht.
- 3: Commissioner Pays Official Visit to South Georgia - Br.Ant.Territory (Business News) - 11.02.2010
- Commissioner Alan Huckle and his wife Helen visited South Georgia in January. Travelling with them was Jane Rumble, Head of the Polar Regions Unit at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and GSGSSI Senior Executive Officer Martin Collins
- 4: Endurance Damage Could be £20 Million Plus? - Br.Ant.Territory (Business News) - 16.08.2009
- Published on 14 August 2009, an article in the Portsmouth News stated that the taxpayer will have to pay at least £20m to fix HMS Endurance, raising fears that she will not return to sea again.
Photo (c) Photo Section MPC - HMS Endurance aboard M/V Target.
- 5: Fake “Coins” Of SGSSI - Br.Ant.Territory (Business News) - 09.08.2009
- The Government of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands has been alerted to the existence of a collection of nine metallic pieces depicting various UK places and which purport to be coins issued by this Administration. The obverse of these apparently Bi-Metallic pieces carries an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the wording South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands and the date 2008.
- 6: Hectic Schedule for BAS Rep - Br.Ant.Territory (Business News) - 09.08.2009
- John Pye, the Head of Administration and Logistics at British Antarctic Survey in Cambridge has left the Falklands for Punta Arenas after a hectic day of meetings with the private and public sector about keeping BAS in the Falklands.
- 7: South Georgia 2009 - 20th Annual General IAATO Meeting, June 2009 - Br.Ant.Territory (Tourism/Travel) - 17.07.2009
- Richard McKee of the Government of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands says that yet again the number of vessels visiting South Georgia increased last season with a total of 70 cruise ship and 25 yachts visits carrying 7,800 passengers. This is a 120% increase in passenger numbers over the last 5 years.
- 8: Antarctic Band Remembers Michael Jackson - Br.Ant.Territory (Heritage) - 26.06.2009
- Tony from Antarctica had his say but it's got us guessing about what British Antarctic Survey Base he's on.
Photo (c) British Antarctic Survey
- 9: HMS Clyde Patrols South Georgia - Br.Ant.Territory (Fisheries) - 30.03.2009
- HMS CLYDE returned to East Cove Military Port today after completing her third patrol of South Georgia. The ship spent five days patrolling the island and renewing links with the government officials and British Antarctic Survey (BAS) scientists who live there.
Photo (C) Media Ops MPC
- 10: New CEO for South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands - Br.Ant.Territory (Gen - Government) - 21.02.2009
- The Government of South Georgia is delighted to announce that Dr Martin Collins has been appointed as the new Senior Executive Officer and Director of Fisheries in succession to Harriet Hall. Dr Collins will take up his appointment in May.
- 11: Artist-Adventurer to Embark on Two-Year Solo Expedition in Search of Rarely Photographed Wildlife - Br.Ant.Territory (Environment) - 14.11.2008
- The Wild Image Project Secures Backing from Leading Outdoor Gear Manufacturers
- 12: Hydrocarbons Daily Record Monday, 21 July 2008 - Br.Ant.Territory (Mineral Resources) - 22.07.2008
- Crude prices disappointingly increased today due to a tropical storm near the Gulf of Mexico, tensions over Iran’s quest for nuclear energy and worries over far rich people getting richer by the second of the backs of the rest of us.
- 13: SOUTH GEORGIA ICEFISH FISHERY SEEKS MSC CERTIFICATION - Br.Ant.Territory (Fisheries) - 25.01.2008
- A South Georgia fishery has become the 50th fishery currently undergoing public full assessment under the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)  standard for sustainable and well-managed fisheries.
- 14: M/S Explorer Passengers on Their Way to Chile. - Br.Ant.Territory (Tourism/Travel) - 25.11.2007
- Half of the passengers from M/S EXPLORER have flown to Punta Arenas in Chile.
Photo Thanks to the Chilean Airforce - On her way to Davy Jones' Locker
- 15: M/S EXPLORER Situation Report - Br.Ant.Territory (Tourism/Travel) - 23.11.2007
- The M/S EXPLORER is in difficulty in British Antarctic Territory waters and the FCO have issued the following situation report.
- 16: M/V EXPLORER TRAVELLERS TO FLY TO PUNTA ARENAS FROM MARSH BASE - Br.Ant.Territory (Tourism/Travel) - 23.11.2007
- Passengers from the stricken M/S EXPLORER have been safely evacuated to the cruise ship M/S NORD NORGE and are, at present, on their way to Marsh Base on King George Island, where they are expected to fly to Punta Arenas in Chile.
- 17: 7.1 Quake Hits Scotia Sea - Br.Ant.Territory (Geological Events) - 22.08.2006
- The Seabed in the Scotia Sea has been shaken by a 7.1 quake.
- 18: Draft South Georgia Environmental Plan 2005 Published - Br.Ant.Territory (Environment) - 09.01.2006
- This important Environmental Plan has been updated since it was issued in 2000.
- 19: BSES Achieves Despite Some Set-Backs - Br.Ant.Territory (Environment) - 04.01.2006
- David Nicholls tells us of the ups and downs of South Georgia mountain climbing
- 20: South Georgia: A busy Place for Weddings - Br.Ant.Territory (Heritage) - 04.01.2006
- Registrar, Pauline Car, is getting an increasing number of requests for weddings on the remote South Atlantic Island of South Georgia.
- 21: South Georgia Government Increases Toothfish TAC for 2006 Season - Br.Ant.Territory (Fisheries) - 04.01.2006
- CCAMLR has allowed the South Georgia Government to increase its toothfish Total Allowable Catch by 15%.
- 22: 7.3 Magnitude Earthquake Hits South Sandwich Islands - Br.Ant.Territory (Geological Events) - 02.01.2006
- The US Geological Survey reports that a 7.3 Magnitude earthquake has hit an area along the South-Eastern Scotia Plate near the South Sandwich Islands.
- 23: New Zealand's Kayak Team in South Georgia First - Br.Ant.Territory (Heritage) - 04.11.2005
- A Kayak Team from New Zealand has successfully circumnavigated South Georgia - a historical first!
- 24: Ship and Plane Spotting - Br.Ant.Territory (Environment) - 04.11.2005
- Summer season flights and sailing in the Antarctic will begin as soon as the weather clears.
- 25: Antarctica Exploration Gets £20 Million - Br.Ant.Territory (Business News) - 28.10.2005
- The Department of Trade and Industry has announced that £20 Million will go towards Antarctic exploration.
Photo (c) Brian Harper - An Old Halley Station at the time the Ozone Hole was discovered.
- 26: The Southern Ocean is Warming Up - Br.Ant.Territory (Environment) - 26.10.2005
- The BBC's Dee Palmer interviews Bas's John King about the warming Southern Ocean.
- 27: Hard Part First for South Georgia Kayakers - Br.Ant.Territory (Tourism/Travel) - 14.10.2005
- The BBC's Deborah Vogle asks Nigel Dennis to explain to listeners about his South Georgia Kayak adventure.
- 28: Saving Our Heritage in Antarctica - Br.Ant.Territory (Heritage) - 12.10.2005
- The BBC World Service interviewed the Hon. Alexandra Shackleton about the restorative effort.
- 29: Poor Odds for Kayak Circumnavigation of South Georgia - Br.Ant.Territory (Environment) - 07.10.2005
- A team of four intrepid kayakers are going to attempt a circumnavigation of South Georgia in aid of charity.
- 30: Shanklin Set the Record Straight on the Ozone Hole - Br.Ant.Territory (Health) - 17.09.2005
- Dr. Jonathan Shanklin, the man who, along with team members, Brian Gardner and Joe Farman, discovered the Ozone Hole over the Antarctic dispelled some of the myths about the hole over the Antarctic and one that is forming over the Arctic.
- 31: Poaching Vessel to be Scuttled - Br.Ant.Territory (Fisheries) - 30.08.2005
- The long-liner, ElQui, that was convicted of illegal fishing in South Georgia waters, will be scuttled as soon as possible, according to H.E. the Governor Mr. Howard Pearce.
- 32: Antarctic Krill: Are They Really in Decline? - Br.Ant.Territory (Fisheries) - 16.11.2004
- Besides there being ethical problems with the targeting of animals so low on the food chain, there seems to be confusion about the biomass of Krill.
- 33: BAS Aircraft Arrive for Antarctic Summer Season - Br.Ant.Territory (Education) - 17.10.2004
- Two Twin Otters and a Dash 7 have arrived in Stanley on Friday afternoon in preparation for the up coming summer season of flying in the Antarctic.
Photos (c) J. Brock (FINN) - The Dash 7 is getting ready for her first seasonal flight south.
- 34: Myriam Hands Over the Keys - Br.Ant.Territory (Heritage) - 03.05.2004
- After 43 years, Myriam Booth hands over the keys to the British Antarctic Survey's Office in Stanley to her successor, Pauline Sackett.
Photo (c) J. Brock SARTMA)
- 35: HMS ENDURANCE: LYNX CRASH IN ANTARCTICA - Br.Ant.Territory (Health) - 09.02.2004
- The Ministry of Defence can confirm that a Royal Navy Lynx helicopter from the ice patrol ship HMS Endurance crashed in Antarctica on 8 February.
Photo and article (c) Ministry of Defence
- 36: LORDS' SELECT COMMITTEE TRAVEL TO THE ANTARCTIC - Br.Ant.Territory (Environment) - 11.01.2004
- Members of the House of Lords Select Committee on Science and Technology are in the Antarctic conducting an investigation into international treaties – in this case, the Antarctic Treaty – and looking at the British Antarctic Survey’s science programme with a view to procuring funding for the next few years.
Photo (c) J. Brock (SARTMA)
- 37: 63 Year Old Lady Helicopter Pilot rescued in Antarctica - Br.Ant.Territory (Tourism/Travel) - 20.12.2003
- A Grandmother who had hoped to fly around the world via the poles has had her hopes dashed in Antarctica.
- 38: The Inquest of Kirsty Brown - Br.Ant.Territory (Legal) - 14.11.2003
- The inquest into the tragic death of Antarctic Scientist, Kirsty Brown, was held in Stanley Coroner's Court this afternoon. Sue Gyford from FIBS reports.
- 39: Antarctic Aircraft Damaged on Landing - Br.Ant.Territory (Environment) - 10.11.2003
- A British Antarctic Survey Aircraft was damaged on landing at Rothera Research Station today
- 40: Longlining Causes Albatross Deaths & Leads to Extinction - Br.Ant.Territory (Fisheries) - 05.09.2003
- New research shows longline fishing is pushing six species of Albatross to extinction.
Photo (c) Birdlife International
- 41: Kirsty Laid to Rest - Br.Ant.Territory (Snippets) - 05.09.2003
- Kirsty Brown has reached her final resting place.
- 42: Kirsty Goes Home - Br.Ant.Territory (Snippets) - 31.08.2003
- The body of Kirsty Brown, the Brirish Scientist tragically killed in July, is being flown home to the UK.
- 43: COLTO: Toothfish Pirates Falsify Satellite Records - Br.Ant.Territory (Fisheries) - 16.08.2003
- Was the Uruguayan Government tricked? COLTO alleges Toothfish Pirates falsify satellite vessel monitoring positioning data.
- 44: Coroner and Police Officer Return to the Falklands - Br.Ant.Territory (Legal) - 15.08.2003
- Coroner, Nick Sanders, Sgt. Dave Roberts and the body of Kirsty Brown have returned to the Falklands
- 45: Coroner and Police Officer Fly to Rothera - Br.Ant.Territory (Legal) - 14.08.2003
- The inquest into the death of British scientist, Kirst Brown, can finally take place. Her body should be flown to Stanley on Friday.
- 46: Inquest For British Scientist To Be In Rothera - Br.Ant.Territory (Health) - 25.07.2003
- An inquest into the tragic death of Kirsty Brown will take place on the Scientific station where she was killed by a Leopard Seal.
- 47: Antarctic Tragedy Claims Life of British Scientist - Br.Ant.Territory (Health) - 23.07.2003
- A well liked and respected British Scientist has been killed by a Leopard Seal.
- 48: IWC Press Release - Br.Ant.Territory (Heritage) - 17.06.2003
- The Inbternational Whaling Commission has met in Berlin.
- 49: M/S ENDEAVOUR Expedition (Part 2) - Br.Ant.Territory (Tourism/Travel) - 22.04.2003
- Fortunately we had a trailing wind at that latitude and the ship didn't cork-screw. Photo (c) J. Brock (SARTMA) The Late Lars-Eric Lindblad inspired Expedition Cruising.
- 50: James Clark Ross Returns to Antarctic Duties - Br.Ant.Territory (Shipping/Freight) - 26.11.2002
- She's back! The RRS James Clark Ross has been repaired and will be continuing her Antarctic programme.
- 51: James Clark Ross to Head North for Repairs - Br.Ant.Territory (Shipping/Freight) - 03.11.2002
- The damaged James Clark Ross could shortly be on her way north for repairs.
- 52: RRS James Clark Ross Damaged in Dockside Accident - Br.Ant.Territory (Shipping/Freight) - 30.10.2002
- The Antarctic Season has changed because the RRS James Clark Ross has been put out of action in a dockside accident.