Ulstein Hatloe Delivers Polar Research/Passenger Vessel To Rieber Shipping

Ulstein Hatloe A/S of Ulsteinvik, Norway, recently delivered the 5,129-gt combination research/passenger ship Polar Circle to Rieber Shipping Company Polar Circle.

With a length of 300 feet, the Polar Circle can accommodate a total of 120 passengers and crew in 65 cabins. She has a 96-seat restaurant, three lounges, library, and bar.

For research work, the vessel is fitted with dry and wet laboratories, a helideck and hangar aft.

Propulsion equipment includes twin Bergen Diesel main engines, rated at 4,020 hp at 750 rpm, Ulstein propellers and Renk-Tacke marine gears.

The Polar Circle is also fitted with two Leroy Somer shaft generators, each with an output of 1,980 kw, as well as auxiliary and emergency generators.

Other equipment includes Valmet Automation engine room systems, deck cranes from Hagglunds, JRC satcom equipment, and Mac- Gregor-Navire cargo and provisions hatches.

Based upon previously built Rieber Shipping Antarctic vessels, the Polar Circle has the capability to break 3 feet of ice at three knots and a range of 4,000-5,000 nautical miles.

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