WAP has received some fresh info from Lee (DS4MNJ). Lee wrote: «We anchored near the Jangbogo Station. Unfortunately I cannot get away from the Araon ship. We will stay here for 3 weeks. Some scientists has their own project for this area. Everything is going on as scheduled».
Lee sent us some pics which we are happy to share with the readers. After stopping by at Jangbogo Station (WAP KOR-Ø2) Lee is expect to reach King Sejong Base (WAP KOR-Ø1)at beginning of January for a long stay.
TNX Lee DS4MNJ/DT8A
We did ask Lee for any chance to work /MM from onboard the Korean Icebreaker Araon. We are now waiting an answer.
Icebreaker Research Ship Araon
IMO 9490935, MMSI 441619000, Call Sign DSQL7.
The vessel departed from Lyttelton, Nz on 2020-11-24 13:25 LT and is currently anchoring at Jang Bogo Antarctic Research Station in Terra Nova Bay in Antarctica.
The ice-breaking research vessel Araon was built in 2009 and is sailing under the flag of Korea. She did explore the South and North Pole regions on several missions since 2009 as part of global efforts to examine the cause of global warming and study the Arctic & Antarctic ecosystem.
The Araon, 7,487-ton , has a carrying capacity of 2901 t DWT and her current draught is reported to be 7.6 meters. Her length overall (LOA) is 111 meters from bow to stern ,her width is 19 meters. Araon can cut through 1-meter thick ice- The vessel can accommodate around 85 crew and researchers.