The Greg Mortimer completes sea trials

Aurora Expeditions finishes testing its new expedition ship

Aurora Expeditions’ purpose-built, X-Bow expedition ship, the Greg Mortimer, has successfully completed sea trials this week ahead of her inaugural voyage on 31 October, 2019 to Antarctica.

Robert Halfpenny, Managing Director of Aurora Expeditions said he was delighted with the results:

“We have worked in very close partnership with our expedition team to design the Greg Mortimer. Our X-Bow means faster travel, lower fuel consumption, virtually no vibrations and disruption to wildlife, which is extremely important for the remote and wild destinations we travel to.”

The sea trials including testing Greg Mortimer‘s system functionality, overall equipment of the ship, operational performance including comfort, vibration and noise tests and safety performance including unmanned cabin and return to port technology

The Greg Mortimer will now undergo the final touches to her interior and exterior, and the ship’s staff and crew will begin training before the official launch and twelve-day maiden voyage, departing Ushuaia for Antarctica on 31 October 2019.

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