Thursday, August 27, 2009

Akademik Shokalskiy

The ice class passenger vessel Akademik Shokalskiy, sailing after extensive repairs at Viana Yard. She is now operated by Quark Expeditions.
 "Akademik Shokalskiy was originally designed and built in Finland for polar and oceanographic research. The ship is small, nimble, and ice-strengthened, capable of reaching the nooks and crannies of Antarctica that many larger ships cannot. The vessel is equipped with Zodiacs. A kayaking adventure option is offered on this vessel in the Arctic."

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