Northshore has after public announcement won the contract for management of the polar research vessel, RV Lance. The vessel is owned by the government by The Norwegian Polar Institute and has the northern Barents Sea and the waters around Svalbard as main area of operation.
Lance is built as combined sealing / fishing vessel and was launched in 1978. The ship was designed and built based on long maritime tradition, especially with regards to Arctic operations. Lance was early rebuilt to meet requirements as a hydrographic survey vessel also suitable for research and expeditions.
Lance is equipped with a helicopter platform suitable for small and medium-sized helicopters. The vessel has onboard labs and other facilities to accommodate various research field needs, in particular marine biology and oceanography.
Northshore is very happy for the trust of the Norwegian Polar Institute. The operation of the Lance is for the company an important step forward to position Northshore as the leading operator of vessels under harsh arctic conditions.