The 3Y0I Bouvet Island DXpedition website has announced that the team of operators — led by Polish DXpeditioner Dom Grzyb, 3Z9DX — set sail on March 19 from Cape Town, South Africa, for the remote Antarctic island on board the MV Atlantic Tuna.
“The 3YØI Bouvet Island Expedition has officially begun,” the announcement said. “If everything goes well, we should reach Bouvet in 7 days around March 26. Landing on the Island will be strictly dependent on weather conditions met upon arrival.”
According to the website, 3Y0I could be on the air by the end of March but notes that the information is subject to change, noting the vagaries of sea and weather conditions. “The team plans to stay at the island at least for 2 weeks, with an option to extend the stay to 3 – 4 weeks, if weather and other factors permit,” the announcement said. “We will sign as E51DOM/mm on the way to and back from the island.” The announcement invited anyone interested to track the vessel.
“Stay tuned for further updates and cross fingers for us, the announcement concluded. “History has begun!”