Australia’s new Antarctic Icebreaker and resupply ship RSV Nuyina, is due to arrive in Hobart in 2020. It will be the main lifeline to Australia’s Antarctic and sub-Antarctic research stations and the central platform of our Antarctic and Southern Ocean scientific research, to replace the Aurora Australis.
Australia’s new Antarctic icebreaker RSV Nuyina is being constructed in Damen Shipyards, Romania. Construction commenced in late May 2017, with a steel cutting ceremony, while a keel laying ceremony in August saw the first building-block of the ship consolidated in the drydock. Construction is expected to be completed at the end of 2019. The Australian Antarctic icebreaker RSV Nuyina will make its maiden voyage to Antarctica in 2020–21.
Read more about the ship at: http://www.antarctica.gov.au/icebreaker/updates
Thanks and credit: Australian Government, Department of Environment and Energy, Australian Antarctic Division