According to IOL's Kieran Legg, the SA Agulhas arrived in Antarctica on Sunday, 27 January 2013, and delivered British adventurer Sir Ranulph Fiennes to the icy continent.
South African cadets and seasoned sailors aboard the training vessel, which sailed from Cape Town two weeks ago, were still unloading the explorer's luggage - which includes two loaders and industrial-strength sleighs.
Anton Bowring, co-leader of the expedition, lauded the efforts of the South African Maritime Safety Authority cadets. He said the cadets had spent the past few days hooking up pallets, nets and slings with cargo from the holds.
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