FEBRUARY 3 @ 21:30z — During the last 72 hours we continued to experience the high winds, low clouds, fog, and rough seas that have prevented helicopter operations since our arrival at Bouvet. No improvement was predicted in the weather forecast for the next four days.
Then, last night an issue developed in one of the ship’s engines.
This morning the captain of the vessel declared it unsafe to continue with our project and aborted the expedition. We are now on our long voyage back to Punta Arenas.
As you might imagine the team is deeply disappointed, but safe.
There is already talk about rescheduling the DXpedition. [Co-leaders K0IR, K4UEE, LA6VM]
Sad for the team and all the money spend so far!!!
I worked Bouvet 3Y0C in 2001 – so for me it would not have been an ATNO, but many people were desperatly waiting for ths one!
I hope they can rescedule and bonce back from the tough disappointment!