Ernest Shackleton Polar Research Vessel

Ernest Shackleton


October 2019

Ernest Shackleton is a polar research and subsea support vessel built on the basis of long-term experience and accumulated in-house expertise in polar research and subsea support operations in the North Sea.

The vessel is ice strengthened and capable of a wide range of logistic tasks as well as having scientific capabilities. The vessel is on long-term bareboat charter to the British Antarctic Survey.



Year built1995
YardKverner Kleven Leirvik
Ice ClassIcebreaker ICE 05 E0
Marine Crew24
Operator Crew48


HelideckSuper Puma

Main dimensions

LOA80 m
Beam17 m
Draft6.85 m