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The Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) announced that sea trials of Australia’s new icebreaking research and supply vessel (RSV) “Nuyina” (s have been delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Construction of the ship commenced at Damen’s Galați shipyard in Romania in May 2017 and the vessel was floated out in September 2018. Damen is building the 160-meter long research vessel for Serco’s subsidiary DMS Maritime, acting on behalf of the Australian Department of the Environment and Energy.

"ICE is proud to be supporting Serco in this prestigious project by providing yard construction supervision and various other services."

Source: ICE