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 Federal 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.
Foundation of Australia’s new icebreaker laid
The first building block of Australia’s new icebreaker has been welded into place at a keel laying ceremony in Romania overnight.Read More
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