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Victorian Chapter – Monthly Meeting with Guest Speaker Captain Jorgen Berg “Adventures in Antarctica”
Mon 28 Mar, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Glen Waverley, VIC Australia + Google Map
Our Monthly Meeting at 1900 on Monday 28 March 2022
At Waverley RSL – Sunset Room
161 Coleman Parade, Glen Waverley
Guest Speaker Captain Jorgen Berg
“Adventures in Antarctica”
Every visit to Antarctica must be an adventure – and in varying roles onboard Danish polar expedition ships, Jorgen Berg has had adventures aplenty.
Originally from Denmark, he undertook his first voyage as a deck apprentice for 10 months onboard the “Kista Dan” in 1962/63. He later saw active service in the Royal Danish Navy, serving in mini-corvettes from 1967-69. Then with his appetite for the South Atlantic and Antarctic whetted, he returned on a further three separate voyages in 1970/71 (as 1st Officer), then 1974/75 and 1976/77 (as Chief Officer), all onboard the “Thala Dan”. He spent a total of 500 days onboard undertaking various re-supply tasks in different locations.
He now lives in Australia, after many years of seagoing experience and senior port management roles in the US, Dominican Republic, France and Denmark.
This promises to be a fascinating account of operations in this beautiful but dangerous environment from an experienced mariner. Jorgen will focus his account on the navigation and cargo supply to the Antarctic bases Dumont d’Urville, Casey and Macquarie Island and his responsibilities and challenges of getting critical cargo ashore onto the ice.
Members and Guests are most welcome
(Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination status will be required to gain entry)
A relaxing meal and drink beforehand in the RSL’s delightful Warramunga Room is always a pleasant prelude to the 1900 meeting