After Araon’s launch, in 2010 and 2011, Araon’s official maiden voyage was of Antarctica.
In 2012, the time taken for repair and a sea trial decreased by 30 days, while the number of days out on the sea has continued to increase since its launch.
Annual operation plan
10월부터 4월 말까지는 남극장보고과학기지 물자 보급 및 남극 연구 항해, 5부터 7월까지는 국내정박(정기상가, 유지 보수 등), 7월 말부터 9월까지 북극 연구 항해, 9월부터 10월까지 국내정박(남극 항해 준비)으로 연간 운영된다.
Antarctic Navigation Mission
Support research activities
Logistic Support for the King Sejong Station
Logistic Support for the Jang Bogo Station
Domestic Maritime Duties
Maintenance and improvement
Cargo preparation (supply of oil, ship supplies, shipment of research equipment, etc.)
Support for various events
Arctic Navigation Mission
Conduct Research Activities
Annual Cruise Plan
Providing information about the annual cruise plan.