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RRS Ernest Shackleton working whilst working with with HMS Endurance on fuel depot at Bedlam 2, Weddell Sea
RRS Ernest Shackleton working whilst working with with HMS Endurance on fuel depot at Bedlam 2, Weddell SeaRRS Ernest Shackleton working with HMS Endurance, fuel depot at Bedlam 2, Weddell Sea The RRS Ernest Shackleton was built by Kverner Klevin Leirvik A/S, Norway as the MV Polar Queen for the Rieber Shipping of Bergen in 1995. She was deployed in the Antarctic by other national programmes before being aquired by The British Antarctic Survey in August 1999. The vessel was renamed RRS Ernest Shackleton after Sir Ernest Shackleton, the famed Polar Explorer.
The vessel is ice strengthened and capable of a wide range of logistic tasks as well as having a scientific capability. She has a cargo tender "Tula" on deck for ship to shore transfer of equipment for those occasions when the ship cannot berth alongside.
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