Chile’s Antarctica 1 is an LRS -Polar 5 Class vessel designed in collaboration with VARD Canada and scheduled for delivery in 2021. A maiden voyage to Antarctic Polar Circle is expected to take place in 2023.
Once built, the 111-meter vessel will undertake roles that include logistic support, search and rescue (SAR) and scientific research south from the Antarctic Polar Circle. The operation period shall be at least eight months per year in the vicinity of Alejandro Island.
Antarctica 1 will replace the icebreaker Contraalmirante Oscar Viel Toro which is nearing the end of its useful service life (first commissioned in 1960)
Here the drawing as released by VARD.