Aker’s kril harvesting vessel has been launched
Aker BioMarine launched krill harvesting vessel at a ceremony in Ålesund last month.
As a result of over two years of construction, collaboration and design, the official launch pronounced by Norwegian shipbuilders’ constructed at VARD.
Matts Johansen, CEO of Aker BioMarine said: “We have put all our experience and know-how into building a vessel capable of matching our ambitions and operational needs, a vessel we could have only dreamt of when we started our very own Antarctic adventure for more than a decade ago”.
“Named in tribute to polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Norwegian-constructed vessel, Endurance, the name also reflects our own perseverance over the years. Energy efficient and equipped with a host of environmentally friendly technologies, Antarctic Endurance is specifically designed and constructed for our unique business, with direct input from our experienced crew. It is truly one of a kind, and our very first purpose-built krill harvesting vessel”.