Type of vessel:  Polar
Design:  ST-380

104.9 x 19.8 m Multi Purpose Icebreaking Research Vessel


This vessel, designated ST-380, is a purpose built Polar-10 ice-classed research vessel specially designed with good maneuverabilty, and for operation under severe weather conditions including ice.

ST-380 is arranged for flexible operation in arctic / antarctic and other remote areas with variatons. The vessel is also equipped with moonpool for launch and recovery of various tools and equipment.

The vessel will be outfitted and prepared for the following duties:

  • Fishery research work
  • Marine biology sampling and research
  • Bottom sampling on soft and hard bottom
  • Geological and geophysical sampling and research
  • Live animal research and testing
  • Meteorological research and observation

Main Characteristics

Length over all  104.90 m
Lenght between p.p.  92.40 m
Breadth moulded  19.80 m
Depth to main deck   9.50 m
Max draft  approx. 6.70 m