Australian Icebreaker Refloated in Antarctica

The Australian icebreaker Aurora Australis has been refloated near Antarctica's Mawson research station after grounding earlier this week during a blizzard. The Australian Antarctic Division confirms that as of late Friday the ship is free from the rocks and all expeditioners have been transferred from the vessel. The Aurora Australis grounded near the station in … [Read more...]

Australian Icebreaker Still Aground in Antarctica

Australia's most powerful icebreaker Aurora Australis remains aground in Antarctica near Mawson station after the ship broke free from its moorings during a blizzard on Wednesday.  All 68 expeditioners and crew remain on board and are safe and well, an update from Australia's Antarctic Division said. The expeditioners are expected to be transferred … [Read more...]

Blizzard Forces Aurora Australis Icebreaker Aground in Antarctica

Update: Australian Icebreaker Still Aground in Antarctica Australia's flagship icebreaker Aurora Australis has run aground in Antarctica after it breaking free from its moorings at the Mawson station during a blizzard. The Australian Antarctic Division reports that a total of 67 passengers and crew on board are safe and the ship remains watertight with damage to the hull … [Read more...]