Australia’s Aurora Australis is going to be gifted to Argentina to work on their Antarctic program, and will be sailed to South America by an Australian crew before the end of this year.
In November the ship will be brought from Australia by sailors from that country, to Ushuaia, where Argentine personnel will embark. Then both teams will sail to Buenos Aires, where the transfer ceremony will take place.
An article by Adrian Luciani reported on Argenports.com , Adrian says that before the end of the year 2020, quite possibly next November, Argentina will add another icebreaker ship to accompany its “Admiral Irízar” in the Antarctic campaigns. The Argentine I/B Irizar, was launched in 1977, although she was out of service for 10 years for maintenance works after a fire onboard (2007/2017), she’s actually back in employ.
“Aurora Australis”, is a used unit that was deactivated by Australia and that will be transferred free of charge to the Argentine Navy.
The Australian “Aurora Australis” is a 30 years old vessel that until recently, was in e service of the Australian Antarctic Program and is now being replaced by the “I/B Nuyina”.
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