Aurora Australis departs for its last voyage

The Australian Government reported that the final voyage for Australia’s Antarctic icebreaker RSV Aurora Australis began, as the vessel departed from Hobart for sub-Antarctic Macquarie Island.

Captains established for new Australian Antarctic research vessel

Captain Scott Laughlin and Captain Paul Clarke will lead the alternating crews operating Australia’s new icebreaker, the RSV Nuyina. Both Captains come to the role with experienced track records working in the Southern Ocean. Paul Clarke also has extensive experience in the Antarctic, while Paul Clarke started working for the British Antarctic Survey as a deck hand in 1994.

Australia’s new Antarctic icebreaker successfully floated out

Australia’s Antarctic Supply Research Vessel RSV Nuyina was successfully floated at Damen Shipyards Galati. The procedure was achieved by raising the water level in the yard’s dry dock by six metres. The process took two days to complete. It will serve as a fully equipped research laboratory facility for up to 116 scientific staff.

School Children to name Antarctic ship of the future

This short video shows the Australian Government’s investment which will form the centrepiece of Australia’s Antarctic presence and influence the shape of Australia’s Antarctic programme for decades to come.

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