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September 2017

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Astrolabe
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Polar logistic vessel delivered to French Navy

Piriou has delivered the Astrolabe, a BV-classed icebreaking patrol and logistics vessel to be used by the Navy in the French Southern and Antarctic Territories (TAAF) from the second half of 2017. The 72m-long vessel forms part of the Polar Logistic Vessel program. It can accommodate 1,200 tons of freight, up to 60 people, and a helicopter. Based in Australia, it will also serve scientific bases in Antarctica.

florian.geiss@bureauveritas.com