Low mist for the last 4 days stalls the completion of the first bait drop on Antipodes Island.
Update from Stephen Horn Project Manager
On the 24th the mist did lift for a short time. Helicopters were loaded but mist rolled in again and operations halted.
We spent most of yesterday at the load-site after it looked like it was going to clear around 0830 but it breathed back in again and stayed too foggy all day with very brief intervals where it looked like it might change in our favour but unfortunately no.
Similar situation today is forecast. Winds rising a bit for Tuesday so would expect it to clear then if no activity tomorrow. The wait goes on…