The 95 meter long, 3911 dwt research vessel Aurora Australis ran aground in Horsehoe Harbour near Mawson Station, Antarctica. The Aurora Australis was moored in the harbour when a blizzard with strong winds reaching over 130km an hour cause the vessel to break its mooring lines. Pushed by the wind, the research vessel drifted aground. No reports of injuries to the 67 persons on board. Reports state the Aurora Australis was undamaged and no water ingress reported. No reports on when or if the research vessel will be salvaged.
A fire broke out on the 95 meter long, 3911 dwt research vessel Aurora Australis while berthed at Hobart, Tasmania. The fire started in the laundry when a towel overheated and caught fire in a dryer. The local fire brigade was called to the scene and quickly extinguished the blaze. Reports state there was minimal damage and no injuries.