Le Commandant Charcot

Uavpic · May 31, 2021 · Cruise ship · 0 comments

Vessel details

Le Commandant Charcot is an icebreaking cruise ship under construction for the French shipping company Compagnie du Ponant. Named after the French polar scientist Jean-Baptiste Charcot, the vessel is built at Vard Tulcea shipyard in Romania, from where she arived to Søviknes for final outfitting and delivery in 2021.

Le Commandant Charcot will be a Polar Class 2 rated icebreaking vessel capable of reaching remote polar destinations such as the Geographic North Pole. She will feature a hybrid power plant powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) and electric batteries.

The ship was launched in March 2020 and left the yard in Romania on 29 March heading for Norway.She arrived at VARD shipyard in Søviknes on 28 April 2020.





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