Weymouth based TS Pelican to be support vessel for Shackleton Epic expedition.
The expedition is re-creating the 800 mile Southern Ocean open boat voyage in the James Caird.
The tall ship Pelican has been chosen to be support vessel as she is almost exactly the same size as Shackleton's Endurance.
The Pelican will shadow the James Caird replica on the voyage from Elephant Island to South Georgia in January 2013.
Crew berths are available on the TS Pelican for the voyage south to Punta Arenas in Chile see www.adventureundersail.com/article27.html