Research Vessel Marion Dufresne - Climate Futures
About the ship.
The Marion Dufresne is a multi-purpose vessel. It was launched in 1995, and has two main purposes:
1. Oceanographic research: in many regions of the worlds oceans.
2. Assisting with the supply logistics for the French Sub-Antarctic islands: Crozet, Kerguelen, Amsterdam / Saint Paul, under the responsibility of the Terres australes et antarctiques françaises (TAAF).
It is used as a:
research vessel (R / V) equipped with 650 square meters of laboratories
ship used to transport personnel and bases of visitors to the Subantarctic Islands and Antarctica (110 passengers)
cargo ship to the bases and stations
oil tanker carrying fuel for the stations
|Overall length||120.5 m|
|Propulsion power||2 x 3000 kilowatts|
|1 bow thruster||750 kilowatts|
|Maximum speed||16 knots|
|Crew||10 officers +20 marine crew|
Source IPEV 2011
Want to know more about the Marion Dufresne? Take a look at the Fact Sheet.
IPEV have provided an English fact sheet on the Marion Dufresne for you; click here to view.
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