Captains' Log

You’ve met Australia’s new icebreaker, RSV Nuyina, now meet the people who will captain and crew the ship as they prepare for its arrival in Hobart in 2020.

Captain Scott Laughlin, who was Master of the Aurora Australis for more than 10 years, is in Romania with a small team, to ensure the ship is ready for sea and ice trials and to become familiar with it's capabilities and operation.

Captain Paul Clarke, who previously worked for the British Antarctic Survey, is currently on the Aurora Australis as it makes its way to Davis research station, to familiarise himself with Australian Antarctic operations and sea routes. Captain Paul will join the team in Romania when he returns.

Follow this ‘Captains Log’ to share in their experiences.

  • Captain Scott Laughlin and three other Serco team members in front of the Nuyina.

    The 'Galati Four'

    6 November 2019

    This week Captain Scott Laughlin introduces the ‘Galati Four’ as they form their first impressions of the ship.

  • Paul Clark on the deck of the Aurora Australis with sea ice behind.

    Antarctic-bound on the Aurora Australis

    7 November 2019

    Captain Paul Clarke gets a taste for Australia’s Antarctic operations on the Aurora Australis’s voyage to Davis.