Title Reopening of Prat Base in the Chilean Antarctic [Reactivación de la base Prat en la Antártica Chilena]
Author Arredondo, G.A.
Source Chilean Antarctic; present and future [Antártica Chilena; presente y futuro]. Revista de Marina, 125(907), p.560-565. Publisher: Armada de Chile, Valparaiso, Chile. ISSN: 0034-8511
Publication Date 2008
Notes In Spanish GeoRef Acc. No: 309777
Index Terms Antarctica; Chile; Arturo Prat Station; construction; history; Law of the Sea; Soberania Station; South America; territorial claims
Abstract Overview of historical relationship between Chilean Navy and Antarctica since 1906. Includes account of building of first station Base Soberania in 1947; various Presidential visits; reasons for temporary closure of Arturo Prat Station in 2003; importance of claim to continental shelf under UN Law of the Sea in decision to reopen station; and role of Chilean Navy in environmental clean-up after sinking of tourist vessel Explorer in 2007. (mod. journ. abst.)
Publication Type journal article
Record ID 91374