Dutch vessel to temporarily serve Australia’s Antarctic resupply effort
The Dutch-flagged construction support vessel MPV Everest has been selected by the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) for the resupply of its Antarctic stations and sub-Antarctic Macquarie Island next summer.
The ice class multi-purpose vessel is operated by Dutch company Maritime Construction Services. It is capable of navigating in ice up to one metre thick.
MPV Everest will be used for a minimum of 90 days in the next Antarctic summer season. It will carry out the same resupply duties that were performed by the AAD’s icebreaker Aurora Australis, which recently completed its final operational voyage.