Antarctica Transportation - 2002
SOURCE: 2002 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK
Ports and harbors there are no developed ports and harbors in Antarctica; most coastal stations have offshore anchorages, and supplies are transferred from ship to shore by small boats, barges, and helicopters; a few stations have a basic wharf facility; US coastal stations include McMurdo (77 51 S, 166 40 E), Palmer (64 43 S, 64 03 W); government use only except by permit (see Permit Office under "Legal System"); all ships at port are subject to inspection in accordance with Article 7, Antarctic Treaty; offshore anchorage is sparse and intermittent
Airports - with unpaved runways
27 stations have helicopter landing facilities (helipads) (2001)
NOTE: The information regarding Antarctica on this page is re-published from the 2002 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Antarctica Transportation 2002 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Antarctica Transportation 2002 should be addressed to the CIA.