Piriou Naval Services, a subsidiary of French shipbuilder Piriou, has been awarded a contract for the construction of a small landing craft that will be deployed aboard an Antarctic research and supply vessel owned by CMA CGM and operated by the Institut Polaire Francais Paul-Emile Victor (IPEV).
The landing craft will aid the research vessel Marion Dufresne II in supplying the French Southern and Antarctic Lands (Terres australes et antarctiques françaises; TAAF) overseas territory.
Delivery of the new support vessel is scheduled for August 2022.
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