Wednesday, July 11, 2012

South Africa's New Icebreaker Begins Maiden Voyage

South Africa's new icebreaker the SA Agulhas II began its maiden voyage/shakedown cruise on July 9, 2012.  The cruise is a 26 day one to the Antarctic ice shelf.  The new icebreaker is replacing the 34-year-old SA Agulhas.  The new ship features more features to help with the scientific purposes of the vessel including 8 permanent laboratories and the Moon Pool that helps allow deploying and recovering of sampling devices even when in pack ice.

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