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Saga of Shokalskiy breaks ice on much-needed polar conversation

By Anthony Bergin

The entrapment of tourist expedition ship Akademik Shokalskiy in the waters of Australia's Antarctic Territory has highlighted the serious limitations of Australia's weakening search-and-rescue capabilities down south. This episode underscores the need to replace Aurora Australis as well as the need for greater regulation of Antarctic tourism, writes Anthony Bergin.


The Australian, p10 and online 

Originally published by: External link on 09 Jan 2014