On Wednesday 2 April the South African research vessel Agulhas II set sail once again with a SANSA team heading for Marion Island in the sub-Antarctic Indian ocean, about 950 nautical miles (1769km) south-east of Port Elizabeth. SANSA's Marion Island Engineer

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