Comandante Ferraz is a Brazilian research base on King George Island. It's a year round base that has been in use since 1984 and is maintained by the Brazilian Navy.

Sadly, on 5 February 2012, a fire tore through the base and destroyed most of it, killing two people. The Brazilian government believes it will be another two years before the base is again functional.

Estação Antártica Com. Ferraz Ilha Rei George, Arquipélago Shetlands do Sul, Antártica Agência de Correio Satélite da EACF Rio de Janeiro, RJ 20001-971 BRAZIL

cover from Comandante Ferraz Station

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last updated 28 October 2015