Australia’s new icebreaker name providing students with the trip of a lifetime
Twelve school students are set to become the first children to fly to and set foot on Antarctica as part of the Australian Antarctic Program, following their win in the Turnbull Government’s national “Name our Icebreaker” competition.
The winning students from St Virgil’s College in Hobart, Tasmania, and Secret Harbour Primary School near Perth in West Australia named the new $1.9 billion ship RSV Nuyina (noy-yee-nah), meaning “Southern Lights” in palawa kani, the language of Tasmanian Aborigines.
Icebreaker construction barges ahead
Construction of Australia’s new Antarctic icebreaker RSV Nuyina reached a numerical milestone this week with 5000 tonnes of steel cut at Damen…Read More