Archive for September, 2007

Charter Ship

With ten times the normal quantity of cargo going into Halley this season it was clear that we were going to need a much bigger ship than the Ernest Shackleton, our normal resupply vessel. The photo below shows the cargo ship that we have chartered, the 177 metre, 34,000 tonne MV Amderma.

Comparison between the Shackleton and the new cargo ship
The MV Amderma, with the Ernest Shackleton shown to scale.

The Shackleton is due to reach Halley in the middle of December with the MV Amderma arriving a few days later.

Link | Posted by Simon in Vehicles, Construction on September 4th, 2007