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Historic mid-winter South Pole medical evacuation in Twin Otter aircraft

One of the major perils of working on the remote continent of Antarctica is that, in a serious emergency, help is a very, very long way away… Read more »

USCGC Polar Star: the US Coastguard’s heavy icebreaker

The 122-metre, 13,000 ton "heavy" icebreaker Polar Star is one of the largest ships in the US Coast Guard, and one of the world's most powerful non-nuclear ships… Read more »

Australian government signs contract for new Antarctic icebreaker

The Australian Government has signed a contract for Australia’s new icebreaker, with the custom built ship due to arrive in Australia in mid-2020.… Read more »

The station on stilts: German Antarctic research station Neumayer III

Germany's polar research agency, the Alfred Wegener Institute, has built a research station on hydraulic stilts.… Read more »