Astrolabe Crew Change in Hobart

January 24, 2019 (Google Translation) – After four months of deployment, the crew of the polar patrol vessel L’Astrolabe joined Hobart on January 16, 2019. From La Réunion on September 26, 2018 , the crew completed three logistical rotations, benefiting French Southern and Antarctic Lands. (TAAF) and the French Polar Institute Paul Emile Victor (IPEV), between Tasmania and Adélie land.

On Sunday, January 20, in Hobart, Commander François Trystram handed over the baton to Commander Céline Tuccelli, captain of crew A, who will conduct two new rotations to the Dumont d’Urville base, the first of which will be on board. the prefect, senior administrator of the TAAF, Evelyne Decorps and the director of the IPEV, Jérôme Chappellaz, before returning mid-March to Reunion to find Port des Galets, its base port.

Thanks to particularly favorable ice conditions, the objectives set by the IPEV have been met or exceeded. 652 tonnes of solid freight, 1235 m3 of diesel and 174 passengers were transported. Astrolabe sailors have also participated in the support of scientific operations in Antarctica for teams of ornithologists and geologists.