Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Chile Plans Antarctic Expeditions to Assert Claim
Chile is among the countries claiming off shore under sea land in the Antarctic. Here is an article about them planning some expeditions to help assert their claim. A delegation of Chilean Congress Lower House Defense Committee members leave today and are expected to arrive in Antarctica tomorrow as the first of these political expeditions. I found the quote about them saying they do not need IDs or passports to enter Antarctica as a way of asserting it is there, because in fact as an international territory no one needs a passport to land on Antarctica, although it is a good idea to have one because you can get a fun stamp in it from most bases and you do have to have one in case your ship needs to land in a country that you did not leave from.