A Tour of Marion Dufresne

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A Tour of Marion Dufresne

One week into the MIRAGE II expedition, the Marion Dufresne French research vessel is navigating its way to the Wharton Basin in the northeast corner of the Indian Ocean. Marion Dufresne is 120 metres long and weighs more than 10,000 tonnes when fully loaded. There are 59 cabins on board, and facilities include a pharmacy, conference centre, and gym.

Watch the video below for a tour of Marion Dufresne, the largest research vessel in the French fleet.

Follow the progress of MIRAGE II between 25th September and 20th October 2017 on the EOS blog, and spread the word using #MIRAGEcruise.



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