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  • 3 January 2014

    The Australian Maritime Safety Authority’s (AMSA) Rescue Coordination Centre (RCC Australia) can confirm that the rescue operation from the Akademik Shokalskiy in Antarctica has been completed. RCC Australia was notified at 6.15pm AEDT yesterday evening that the first group of 12 passengers had boarded the helicopter from the Xue Long at around 6pm AEDT. RCC […]

  • 30 December 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) vessel Aurora Australis is continuing to make its way to the Russian vessel beset by ice approximately 1500 nautical miles south of Hobart. The Aurora Australis, which was tasked by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority’s (AMSA) Rescue Coordination Centre (RCC Australia) to assist the MV Akademic Shokalskiy, is currently located […]

  • 22 January 2014
    Business & Finance

    The 52 passengers recently rescued in Antarctica arrived in Hobart, Tasmania today on board P&O Maritime icebreaker and research vessel Aurora Australis. On arriving back in Hobart, Captain Murray Doyle of the Aurora Australis, said: ”We are delighted the passengers have arrived back safe and sound at the home base of our vessel after a […]

  • 2 January 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Maritime Safety Authority’s (AMSA) Rescue Coordination Centre (RCC Australia) has been advised this morning that sea ice conditions in the area are likely to delay today’s planned rescue of passengers from the MV Akademik Shokalskiy.  It is now likely the rescue will not go ahead today. AMSA understands that current sea ice conditions […]

  • 24 February 2016

    Australian icebreaker the Aurora Australis ran aground at West Arm in Horseshoe Harbour, Antarctica, while on a resupply stopover at Mawson station. According to the Australian Antarctic Division, which is responding to the incident, the Aurora Australis broke free of its mooring lines at 3:15pm AEDT (9:15am Mawson time) during a blizzard. A total of 67 expeditioners and […]

  • 25 February 2016

    Australian icebreaker Aurora Australis remains aground near Mawson research station as attempts to refloat the vessel were hindered by the ongoing blizzard. Australian Antarctic Division said that refloating of the ship will be attempted once the weather conditions ease, which is expected to happen overnight, Thursday, 25 February. Expeditioners on the ship will be transferred to Mawson research […]

  • 29 December 2013

    The Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) vessel Aurora Australis is continuing to make its way to the Russian vessel beset by ice approximately 1500 nautical miles south of Hobart. The Aurora Australis, which was tasked by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority’s (AMSA) Rescue Coordination Centre to assist the MV Akademic Shokalskiy, was expected to arrive in […]

  • 30 December 2013
    Business & Finance

    Adverse weather conditions have resulted in the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) vessel Aurora Australis moving back into open water this afternoon. The area where the MV Akademik Shokalskiy is beset by ice is currently experiencing winds of up to 30 knots and snow showers. These weather conditions have resulted in poor visibility and made it […]

  • 26 February 2016

    P&O Maritime crew will try today to move the grounded icebreaker Aurora Australis off the rocks at West Arm in Horseshoe Harbour using the ship’s ballast system and work boats, according to the latest update from the Australian Antarctic Division. The decision to attempt to refloat the ship was made as weather conditions have finally […]

  • 2 January 2014
    Business & Finance

    P&O Maritime vessel Aurora Australis has advised Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA), that the 52 passengers from the Akademik Shokalskiy are now onboard, AMSA said on its twitter feed. The transfer took place by helicopter from the Russian ship to an ice floe and passengers were then carried over by Fast Rescue Craft to RSV Aurora […]

  • 31 December 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Maritime Safety Authority’s (AMSA) Rescue Coordination Centre (RCC Australia) was advised this morning by the Aurora Australis that the ship will not be able to reach the MV Akademik Shokalskiy. The Aurora Australis advised RCC Australia it would be at risk of becoming beset by ice itself if it continued to make further […]

  • 29 February 2016

    The Australian icebreaker Aurora Australis has been successfully refloated and has made its way out of Mawson harbour, the Australian Antarctic Division said in an update. The ship now remains in the vicinity of Mawson research station, where crew will conduct a thorough assessment of damage over the coming days. There is no evidence of any oil […]

  • 30 May 2014
    Business & Finance

    Two companies have been shortlisted to build a new Antarctic icebreaker as part of the largest investment in Antarctica in Australian history. DMS Maritime Pty Ltd and P&O Maritime Services Pty Ltd have been chosen to provide a prequalified Request for Tender to replace the aging Aurora Australis. The two companies have been selected following […]

  • 18 May 2014
    Business & Finance

    Australia Ready to Procure New Icebreaker In a significant long term commitment to Tasmania and Antarctica, the Australian government has approved the process to procure a new icebreaker to replace the ageing Aurora Australis. US Will Need Up to 100 New Ships to Export Natural Gas The ranking member of the United States House Coast Guard […]

  • 29 October 2015

    The Australian Government has provided the first look at Australia’s new icebreaker that will offer scientists an extended access to the Southern Ocean and Antarctica. The new, custom built icebreaker will be uniquely tailored to meet Australia’s needs. It will be faster, larger, stronger and offer increased endurance compared with the ageing Aurora Australis. The […]

  • 2 January 2014
    Business & Finance

      The Australian Maritime Safety Authority’s (AMSA) Rescue Coordination Centre (RCC Australia) was advised this morning by the MV Akademik Shokalskiy that weather conditions have improved in the area and rescue operations are likely to commence shortly by helicopter.  Wind in the area is now down to 10 knots and visibility has improved. Weather conditions […]

  • 15 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    P&O Maritime Services Pty Ltd has decided to pull back from the Australian Government’s procurement process for a new icebreaker. The company formally notified Australian Department of the Environment that it was withdrawing from the process in late December 2014. The reason behind the withdrawal remained undisclosed. “Due to the commercial sensitivity surrounding P&O Maritime’s decision to withdraw […]

  • 13 May 2014
    Business & Finance

    In a significant long term commitment to Tasmania and Antarctica, the Australian government has approved the process to procure a new icebreaker to replace the ageing Aurora Australis. The new icebreaker, that will be based in Hobart, is part of the commitment of the Abbott Government to boost jobs and growth in Tasmania. A modern sophisticated […]

  • 25 December 2013

    The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) is coordinating a search and rescue for a Russian passenger ship beset by ice approximately 1500 nautical miles south of Hobart. AMSA’s Rescue Coordination Centre Australia (RCC Australia) was contacted by the Falmouth Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC) in the United Kingdom on Christmas morning. The Falmouth MRCC received […]

  • 26 December 2013

    The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) continues to coordinate a search and rescue for a Russian passenger ship beset by ice approximately 1500 nautical miles south of Hobart. AMSA’s Rescue Coordination Centre Australia (RCC Australia) remains in regular contact with the vessel, MV Akademik Shokalski, which is experiencing very strong winds and limited visibility. Winds […]

  • 2 May 2016

    Damen Schelde, part of Damen Shipyards Group, has officially won a contract to design and build Australia’s new, AUD 529 million (USD 403 million) icebreaker. Australian company DMS Maritime Pty is to project manage the overall ship design and building process, and after that operate and maintain the icebreaker from its home port of Hobart. […]

  • 15 October 2014

    The Australian Government has released the 20 Year Australian Antarctic Strategic Plan, which provides a blueprint for Australia’s future engagement in the region and options to expand Tasmania’s role as Antarctic science and logistics hub. The report contains recommendations on a range of key issues, including: Protecting Australia’s national interests in Antarctica; Supporting and leading national and […]