Nuyina delayed arrival into Hobart

Aerial photo of the icebreaker ship beside a wharf in Romania.
The RSV Nuyina beside the wharf in Romania. (Photo: Rob Bryson)

The arrival of Australia’s new icebreaker RSV Nuyina to its homeport of Hobart has been delayed by 19 weeks.

The new vessel is now due to tie up in Hobart in November this year and will undertake its first Antarctic voyage in January 2021.

There are no additional costs to the Australian Antarctic Division as a result of these delays.

The Division has contingency plans in place for a supplementary shipping capability to undertake station resupply for the 2020-21 Antarctic summer season.