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Araon Icebreaker

Korea's first Icebreaker in NZ, then to Antarctica

The Araon, a state of the art icebreaker and the first ever domestically produced in Korea, will provide additional support for Korea's expanding polar research activities which are led by the Korea Polar Research Institute (KOPRI).
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The 7,487-ton ship will leave Incheon port around 4 p.m. and is expected to arrive at Cape Burks on Jan. 25. The cape, on the Hobbs Coast of Marie Byrd Island, is a candidate location for Korea's second Antarctic research centre, which will complement the King Sejong Base that opened in 1988.
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