L’astrolabe Press Release

21 March 2017

P&O Maritime sold the icebreaker L’astrolabe, which operated from Hobart in Tasmania for the French Antarctic program IPEV. After 29 years of extremely successful services in Antarctic waters, including 10 under P&O Maritime‘s banner, the vessel is now due to start a new life. The new owner YWAM, a charity organisation, intends to use her in PNG as a hospital platform vessel to provide essential medical support to populations in remote locations of the country.