"ITALICA" 2001 VISIT TO LYTTELTON
The Italian Antarctic Supply ship "ITALICA" arrived in Lyttelton in the early hours of January 2nd after a stormy Tasman Sea crossing from Hobart in Tasmania. The following photos were taken during her 4 day stay.
"Italica" berth at No 3 wharf in the Lyttelton inner Harbour on January 5th
This view taken on deck shows several containers some of which are fitted out as living compartmnets
Looking into the hold seeing the wide range of general cargo supplies for Terra Nova Bay.
The galley on board "Italica"
Italy's Antarctic Representitive in Christchurch Mr Luigi Blasi at right enjoying a meal on board "Italica" with a senior member of the Expedition.
The Expedition's Deputy leader Angela Campagnoli in her office on board "Italica".
Shown at left on the wharf is Doctor Andrea Pellegrini, the science team leader on board "Italica".
He is "Unita Programmi Scientifici Progetto Antartide"
Crew members stowing the gangway just prior to departure at 5pm on January 5th, 2001.
The "Italica" starting to pull away from the wharf
"Italica" backing away into the inner Harbour
Being turned around by a tugboat
Further turning around to face out towards the inner harbour entrance
Turned around fully now
Proceeding down the outer harbour with a pilot boat chasing
Passing the outer mole in the outer harbour and heading to sea and Antarctica.
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