The research vessel Meteor

1 April 2019 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: Hamburg, Universities, Colleges, Academies, Yacht of the Month

© Studgeogr/cc-by-sa-3.0

© Studgeogr/cc-by-sa-3.0

The RV Meteor (also Meteor III) is a multidisciplinary research vessel operating mainly in high seas. She is owned by the German state represented by its Federal Ministry of Education and Research and registered in Hamburg. The operator is the University of Hamburg.   read more…

Research vessel and icebreaker USCGC Healy

1 January 2017 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Yacht of the Month

Healy at the North Pole © USCG Academy - Petty Officer 2nd Class Cory Mendenhall

Healy at the North Pole © USCG Academy – Petty Officer 2nd Class Cory Mendenhall

USCGC Healy (WAGB-20) is the United States’ largest and most technologically advanced icebreaker. She is classified as a medium icebreaker by the U.S. Coast Guard. She is homeported in Seattle and was commissioned in 1999. Her motto is “Promise and Deliver“. On September 5, 2015, USCGC (United States Coast Guard Cutter) Healy became the first unaccompanied United States surface vessel to reach the North Pole. Healy was built by Avondale Industries in New Orleans. The construction included a technology transfer agreement between Avondale Industries and the Finnish Kværner Masa-Yards Arctic Technology Centre, where the latter provided expertise for hull form development and propulsion line engineering based on the Finnish diesel-electric icebreaker Otso.   read more…

The research vessel Polarstern

25 November 2014 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

Polarstern arriving at Reykjavik © - Bruce McAdam

Polarstern arriving at Reykjavik © – Bruce McAdam

Reasearch vessel Polarstern (meaning pole star) is a German research icebreaker of the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research in Bremerhaven. The Polarstern was commissioned in 1982 and is mainly used for research in the Arctic and Antarctica.   read more…

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