Readiness testing for Harbour Acceptance Trials
Australia’s Antarctic icebreaker RSV Nuyina is currently being readied for ‘harbour acceptance trials’ next month. The ‘HATs’ will involve about 190 procedures to test propulsion, bilge, ballast and other auxiliary systems.
The ship is also receiving a final coat of international orange at the Damen Shipyards, while internal fit-out is progressing. Check out these photos from the observation bridge/deck, which sits just below the navigation bridge, and 3D model renders to help visualise the completed spaces.
The area will be used to undertake observations for such things as sea ice, wildlife and weather, and will double as a recreational and meeting space.
Nuyina’s internal fit-out
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