POLAR LOGISTIC ICE-BREAKER ‘L’ASTROLABE’ ON THE WAY TO HOME PORT
|On August 12th 2017, Polar Logistic Ice-breaker ‘L’ASTROLABE’ left Brest and metropolitan France towards her home port of Reunion island. Ordered in June 2015, L’Astrolabe will be formally delivered in early September in La Reunion French island.|
L’Astrolabe alone replaces two vessels:
– Logistic vessel L’Astrolabe (1984-2017) chartered by the TAAF and the IPEV which previously carried supply to the French Antarctic base in the Adelie Land;
– Patrol vessel Albatros (1967-2015), owned and operated by the French Navy which undertook sovereignty and patrol missions in the Southern oceans.
Building, training, delivery transit and In-Service Support: a global service of the PIRIOU group
Besides the building of L’Astrolabe, PIROU also ensures the vessel takeover, the vessel operation and maintenance training for the two French Navy crews who will make rotations on board, as well as In-Service Support for the three coming years in the vessel homeport of La Reunion French island.