The MV Articaborg is a multi-purpose offshore supply vessel. She was previously operated by Wagenborg Kazakhstan in the Caspian Sea but was transferred to Canada in 2017 and acquired by Fathom Offshore in 2018. The vessel is currently being retro-fitted where it will operate from in Vancouver to provide ice-breaking support, ice navigation assistance, fuel supply, salvage, and cargo services in the Western Canadian Arctic.
Length: 65.1 m
Beam: 16.4 m
GRT: 1453 t
DWT: 675 t
Arcticaborg and her sister ship, Antarcticaborg, were built by Kværner Masa-Yards in Helsinki, Finland, in 1998. They are the first full developments of the double acting ship concept and among the first icebreakers equipped with Azipods, electric azimuth thrusters manufactured by ABB. The vessel was previously active in several oil and gas related projects in the Caspian Sea, which is characterized by shallow waters and severe ice conditions. After working for twenty years in the region, it will take on a new project in a similar environment.