An urgent rescue mission is underway as Australia sends the icebreaker RSV Nuyina to evacuate a member of an expedition to Casey Research Station in Antarctica. The person in need has a medical condition that requires specialist care in Australia. However, the Australian Antarctic Division, the agency overseeing the operation, has not released the identity of the expedition member or details of his medical problem.
The RSV Nuyina set sail last week from Hobart, Tasmania, home of the Australian Antarctic Division, on this life-saving mission. The operation coincides with the beginning of spring in the southern hemisphere. The ship is equipped with helicopters that will be used to transport the individual.
At this time, the division has not offered any information on the expected time frame for the completion of the evacuation. The station generally hosts more than 150 researchers during the summer months, while fewer than 20 usually stay to do maintenance work during the winter. The Australian Antarctic Division confirmed that apart from the individual who needs medical attention, the rest of the staff at the Casey Research Station are safe and accounted for.
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