9 million allocation in this year's Budget means we can start to explore options for a new icebreaker to replace Aurora Australis
, as well as perform the work necessary to ensure the Aurora Australis
remains available over the next few years.
And he tweeted after arriving onboard: "We've made it to the Aurora australis
safe & sound.
The first group of passengers off the trapped Russian ship MV Akademik Shokalski, airlifted to P&O Maritime Services Australian icebreaker Aurora Australis
A DP World spokesman said the Aurora Australis
, which had a "major role in the operation", was still on site, in open water with another rescue ship now in possible distress.
Several attempts to break through to the ship by sea - by the Xue Long, Aurora Australis
and French-flagged L'Astrolabe - failed because of the thickness of the ice.
P & O Polar were incredibly helpful, even to the point of hosting the launch of Sophie Scott on the bridge of the Aurora Australis
, especially operations manager Simon Estella.
You could walk around at night and see everything because the Milky Way lights up the sky; the moon is so bright and clear, and, of course, there is the mesmerising Aurora Australis
As the poet Ernest Shackleton wrote of the Aurora Australis
, "Both heart and brain upheld them.
Watching the Aurora Australis
(Southern Lights) would surely be one of the most beautiful sights to be seen," young Ameer said, talking of the joys of the strenuous expedition for which the two are preparing in earnest.
SOLAR FLARE AURORA: A giant X-class solar flare has brought amazing views to stargazers in South Pole, aurora australis
lighting up the skies on the weekend.
Russell Cockman (Melbourne) 11:35-12:35 UT photographed red rayed arc of Aurora Australis
My first trip was in 2005, as an Antarctic Australian Arts Fellow, leaving from Tasmania on the ice breaker Aurora Australis
, travelling to Mawson Station and Casey Station on the Antarctic continent and then on to the sub-Antarctic Macquarie Island.