February 01, 2010 11:25
Korea's first icebreaker, dubbed the Araon, successfully navigated through frozen waters in Antarctica as part of a broader mission to explore the continent.
The vessel is also examining candidate sites for a second Korean research station on the frozen continent.
Araon navigated through 500 m of ice 1.2 m in thickness in Cape Burks on the western part of Antarctica.
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