THE Federal Government will seek the full costs incurred during the recovery effort to save the MV Akademik Shokalskiy.Heh.
Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt yesterday said costs, estimated at about $2.4 million, would be sought from the insurer of the operators of the vessel.
Battle begins over Antarctic rescue bill
The MV Akademik Shokalskiy, chartered by the University of NSW-associated Australasian Antarctic Expedition to retrace the steps of explorer Sir Douglas Mawson, became stuck in thick sea ice on Christmas Eve.
The 52 passengers were rescued by the Aurora Australis on January 2.
Mr Hunt said the Commonwealth would seek compensation for the recovery effort.
Saturday, January 25, 2014
Just how dangerous is climate change?
It's so dangerous that the Antarctic expedition "Ship Of Fools" that had to be rescued from record summer ice is being charged by the Australian Government for the full cost of the rescue operation: