The polar logistics vessel concept was developed by Marine Assistance (France). The vessel was built by Chantier Piriou (Concarneau, France) and delivered in 2017.

Read more about L’Astrolabe in Arctic Passion News 2/2017¬†and first mission of the ship in Arctic Passion News 1/2018

piriou LAstrolabe 1
piriou LAstrolabe
Vessel info
Type of vessel: Polar Logistics Vessel
Type of work done: Basic Design, Ice Model Tests and Open water model tests, Winterization Plan
Year: 2016
Customer: Chantiers Piriou
Builder: Chantiers Piriou
Owner: French Southern and Antarctic Lands administration
Main dimensions
Length: 72 m
Breadth: 16 m
Draught: 5,2 m
Propulsion: 6.4 MW
Ice class: BV Icebreaker 5

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