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Tag: Aurora Australis

  • Monday, October 12th 2020 - 09:11 UTC

    Icebreaker “donation” for Argentina? Australia's “Aurora Australis”?

    The current icebreaker “Aurora Australis” is owned by P&O Maritime Services

    According to reports in the Argentine media next November the Australian flagged icebreaker Aurora Australis will be docking in Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, and then head for Buenos Aires where, allegedly, she will be incorporated to the Argentine navy fleet and will be participating next to ARA Almirante Irizar in the 2020/21 Antarctica campaign.

  • Tuesday, June 30th 2020 - 08:01 UTC

    Australian icebreaker “Aurora Australia” could end in Argentina

    The Australian-designed and built icebreaker ferried about 14,000 expeditionary across the Southern Ocean, often amid severe storms.

    Australian researchers' ambition to keep the Aurora Australis icebreaker under the Aussie flag has been dealt a blow, with reports that the vessel has been sold to Argentina. For three decades the 'Orange Roughy' transported thousands of scientists, crew, and supplies for Australia's Antarctic mission.