Advertisement

Polish yard to build icebreaker

The French yard Piriou, commissioned to build a new icebreaking logistics ship for the French government has contracted Poland’s Crist yard to build the ice-strengthened 72m by 16m hull of the vessel which is expected to weigh about 1,850 tons when delivered.
The finished ship will have the ability to support two helicopters and will be used to transport containerized cargo between Hobart, Tasmania and the French polar station Dumont d’Urville in Antarctica.
It will also operate as a naval patrol craft in the Antarctic region where it will replace the 47-year-old patrol vessel L’Albatros and the 30-year-old icebreaker L’Astrolabe, the name of which it will assume. JS
Ships Montly - January 2024

The oldest active icebreaker

The Finnish icebreaker Voima (Strength) is celebrating its 70th birthday this year as the oldest ship of its class still in active service. Completed...
Advertisement

Related articles

The oldest active icebreaker

The Finnish icebreaker Voima (Strength) is celebrating its 70th birthday this year as the oldest ship of its...

Viking announces float out of newest Egypt ship

On 14 May 2024 Viking announced its newest ship for the Nile River, the 82-guest Viking Sobek, was...

Wärtsilä secures China’s largest-ever methanol newbuild order

Technology group Wärtsilä will supply the methanol-fuelled auxiliary engines for five new container vessels for COSCO Shipping Lines...

Carnival celebrates 30th anniversary in Port of New Orleans

Carnival Cruise Line launched its first year-round cruise programme from New Orleans in 1994 and over the years...