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UK flag Danco Station O / Danco Island UK flag

Latitude : 64°44 S
Longitude : 62°36 W Logo Google Earth

Time : UTC -3

On this site stood British Base O - Danco Island.
The base was built by the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey in February 1956 and was occupied until February 1959. The principal scientific research carried out here was topographic survey and geology.

Following a conservation survey of all Britain's disused bases in the Antarctic Peninsula in March 1994, this base was not selected as an historic site under the Antarctic Treaty. It was demolished and removed in April 2004 by the British Antarctic Survey with assistance from AWG Construction Services Ltd to comply with the Environmental Protocol to the Antarctic Treaty.

An associated refuge, as Cape Reclus (Portal Point), was dismantled by the British Antarctic Survey in March 1996 and is now an exhibit at the museum in Stanley, Falkland Islands.

Credits : Information by British Antarctic Survey. Pictures by Mehdi Escoffier F5PFP, Jean-Pierre Hubert ON7ZM and Peter Langer.
Music : Era - Reborn - Last Song / Pueblo Film 2008