BlueTraker now installed on state of the art Antarctica research vessel – RSV Nuyina

Australia’s new Antarctic icebreaker, RSV Nuyina, was recently equipped with BlueTraker LRIT Arctic in BlueTraker SSAS Arctic system. RSV Nuyina can be classified as one of the most advanced research ships in the world with a state-of-the-art platform to conduct multidisciplinary and concurrent science operations, both in sea ice and open water.

Construction of the ship commenced in May 2017 at Damen Shipyards in Romania, began sea trials at the end of 2020, and is expected to arrive in its home port of Hobart in mid-2021.

With the capacity to carry 117 expeditioners, 1200 tonnes of cargo and 1.9 million liters of fuel, the icebreaker is expected to be the main lifeline to Australia’s Antarctic and sub-Antarctic research stations for decades to come.

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