Argentina to Raise Antarctic Profile

The reconstruction of the 121m ARA Almirante Irizar (pictured) was completed in 2021, shortly before the order for the new icebreaker was confirmed in December.

Source: Tandanor

Argentina’s long-mooted plan for the construction of a new polar research support ship has moved a key stage forward. The government has formally approved a contract with the state-owned Tandanor shipyard relating to the basic engineering design and production design facilities for the envisaged, heavy-duty icebreaker.

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