Aurora Australis contract extended

The Aurora Australis in Horseshoe Harbour, Mawson, in evening light.
The Aurora Australis in Horseshoe Harbour, Mawson. (Photo: Cory Brazendale)

The contract of the icebreaker Aurora Australis has been extended, taking the ship’s Antarctic service through to 2020, when Australia’s new icebreaker, RSV Nuyina, is due to arrive in Hobart.

The existing contract between the Australian Antarctic Division and the Aurora Australiss owner and operator, P&O Maritime, was due to end in March 2019.