Australia Contracts Icebreaker Replacement

The Australian Antarctic Division has contracted Luxembourg-based Maritime Construction Services (MCS) to resupply several Australian research stations in Antarctica between December of this year and March 2021 because of delays in construction of the new Australian icebreaker Nuyina by Holland’s Damen Group (see Pacific Maritime Magazine, Jan. 2020).

For the work MCS will supply its ice-classed multi-purpose vessel Everest, a state-of-the-art 25,000-kW ship with 1,400 square meters of deck space and accommodation for 140 personnel in 100 cabins. The DP3 rated vessel, which is equipped with several deck cranes of varying capacity, will also be available for underwater work and research missions during the contract period if required.

By Pacific Maritime