IBRV Araon

The RV Araon is a 6,950-ton icebreaker operated by the Government of South Korea, designed for operation in one-meter-thick-multiple-year ice condition (KR PL-10) with 3 knot speed per hour and will be equipped with twin Azimuth propulsion units driven by diesel-electric propulsion plant. She will accommodate up to 85 persons, including 25 crew members. The name is derived from Korean words “Ara” for Sea and “On” for All and represents a project to cruise around the world. She supplies the King Sejong Station  and will supply a South Korea’s second planned antartcic research station. She underwent her  sea trials in January 2010, in the Ross Sea.  Her first foreign port of call was Lyttelton, New Zealand, as shown in the picture (courtesy of Wayne A’Court – NZ)

South Korea - IBRV Araon

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One response to “IBRV Araon

  1. This is a very good vessel I have seen. Being a Geologist and join some of the cruise I think the RV AMAon is the biggest in the world

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