Subscribe to our free daily newsletters
. 24/7 Space News .




Subscribe to our free daily newsletters



ICE WORLD
Australian icebreaker runs aground in Antarctica
by Staff Writers
Sydney (AFP) Feb 24, 2016


Australia's flagship icebreaker Aurora Australis has broken its mooring in a blizzard and run aground in Antarctica, leaving 67 expeditioners and crew stranded Thursday.

The Australian Antarctic Division said the incident happened on Wednesday when the ship was on a resupply mission to the Mawson Station, with freezing winds of more than 130 kph (80 mph) whipping the base.

"A total of 67 expeditioners and crew are on board, and all are safe and well," it said, adding that the icebreaker ran aground at West Arm in Horseshoe Harbour.

"The ship remains watertight, with no damage to the hull of the vessel.

"Current blizzard conditions are hampering a full assessment of the damage, and the crew are closely monitoring the hull from inside the ship."

Australia has four stations in the Antarctic wilderness and Aurora Australis routinely travels from the Australian city of Hobart on scientific and resupply voyages.

The ship, which is owned by P&O Maritime Services, left Hobart on January 11 on its latest mission, undertaking marine science work around the Kerguelen Plateau region before arriving at Mawson last Saturday.


Thanks for being here;
We need your help. The SpaceDaily news network continues to grow but revenues have never been harder to maintain.

With the rise of Ad Blockers, and Facebook - our traditional revenue sources via quality network advertising continues to decline. And unlike so many other news sites, we don't have a paywall - with those annoying usernames and passwords.

Our news coverage takes time and effort to publish 365 days a year.

If you find our news sites informative and useful then please consider becoming a regular supporter or for now make a one off contribution.

SpaceDaily Contributor
$5 Billed Once


credit card or paypal
SpaceDaily Monthly Supporter
$5 Billed Monthly


paypal only

.


Related Links
Beyond the Ice Age






Comment on this article via your Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, Hotmail login.

Share this article via these popular social media networks
del.icio.usdel.icio.us DiggDigg RedditReddit GoogleGoogle

Previous Report
ICE WORLD
Antarctic ice sheet is more vulnerable to CO2 than expected
Amherst MA (SPX) Feb 23, 2016
Results from a new climate reconstruction of how Antarctica's ice sheets responded during the last period when atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) reached levels like those expected to occur in about 30 years, plus sediment core findings reported in a companion paper, suggest that the ice sheets are more vulnerable to rising atmospheric CO2 than previously thought. Details appear in two paper ... read more


ICE WORLD
NASA chooses ASU to design and operate special satellite

Chinese scientists invent leak detection system for moon exploration

Aldrin recounts successes and challenges of historic space journey

Edgar Mitchell, astronaut who walked on Moon, dead at 85

ICE WORLD
Russia plans return to Mars, Moon despite money woes

Opportunity Taking Panoramic Views and Prepping for Science

NASA to simulate growing potatoes on Mars in Peru

Somewhere between Earth and Mars Science Fiction Became Science Fact

ICE WORLD
Virgin Galactic unveils new spaceship 16 months after deadly crash

NASA sees record number of astronaut applications

Visions of the future unleashed at TED

Engineer Makes Sure Commercial Crew Craft Will Make Smooth Landing

ICE WORLD
China Conducts Final Tests on Most Powerful Homegrown Rocket

Last Launch for Long March 2F/G

China aims for the Moon with new rockets

China shoots for first landing on far side of the moon

ICE WORLD
Black Mold Found in Cargo Prepared for ISS, Resupply Mission Delayed

Putting the Public in the Shoes of Space Station Science

Russians spacewalk to retrieve biological samples

Russia to Deliver Three Advanced Spacesuits to ISS in 2016

ICE WORLD
JAXA Launches X-ray Astronomy Satellite

ULA Launches NROL-45 Payload for the National Reconnaissance Office

SES-9 Launch Targeting Late February

Spaceflight Awarded First GSA Schedule Contract for Satellite Launch Services

ICE WORLD
Astronomers take images of an exoplanet changing over time

First detection of super-earth atmosphere

Hubble Directly Measures Rotation of Cloudy 'Super-Jupiter'

Volcanoes Light Up Atmospheres of Small Exoplanets

ICE WORLD
New research introduces 'pause button' for boiling

Mystery of Dracula orchids' mimicry is unraveled with a 3-D printer

Shrinking 3-D technology for comfortable smart phone viewing

Modified laser cutter prints 3-D objects from powder




Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News






The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2017 - Space Media Network. All websites are published in Australia and are solely subject to Australian law and governed by Fair Use principals for news reporting and research purposes. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA news reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. All articles labeled "by Staff Writers" include reports supplied to Space Media Network by industry news wires, PR agencies, corporate press officers and the like. Such articles are individually curated and edited by Space Media Network staff on the basis of the report's information value to our industry and professional readership. Advertising does not imply endorsement, agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement