A tanker for the Antarctic

Oct 07 2011


AP Moller – Maersk Group’s US arm Maersk Line Limited (MLL) last week named its first ice-classed and fourth US flag tanker.

AP Moller – Maersk Group’s US arm Maersk Line Limited (MLL) last week named its first ice-classed and fourth US flag tanker.

The recently reflagged and renamed ‘Maersk Peary’ was named in Norfolk, VA.

She is a 180 m long 38,200 dwt chemical/products tanker, which will be operated under a long-term charter contract with Military Sealift Command (MSC).

She will deliver fuel to support military operations and research at Thule Air Force Base, Greenland and McMurdo Station, Antarctica,

In July, MLL announced the award of the MSC long-term timecharter, which will begin in November 2011 and will initially run for one year with four optional 12-month periods. The charter is worth a total of $71.5 mill, MLL said.

‘Maersk Peary’ was built as the ‘Jutul’ in 2004 and was reflagged into the US registry on 19th September, 2011. She is operated by US officers and crew.

She left on her maiden voyage under the US flag last Saturday morning and is expected to arrive at McMurdo Station in January 2012 followed by the Thule Air Force Base next summer.



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