French shipyard holds naming ceremony for new French icebreaker L’Astrolabe
Shipbuilding, shiprepair yard PIRIOU, the Austral and Antarctic French Territories (TAAF), the French Polar Institute Paul-Emile Victor (IPEV) and the French Navy just celebrated in Concarneau the new ice-breaker named L’Astrolabe, the French shipbuilding group said in a press release.
The ceremony took place on Wednesday July 12th in Concarneau. Annick Girardin, minister of the French Overseas Territories, Cécile Pozzo di Borgo, TAAF chief administrator prefect and christener of L’Astrolabe, Yves Frenot, director of the IPEV and Vice-admiral of the fleet Denis Béraud, chief of Navy, were attending, under the honorary sponsorship of the minister of Armed forces, the minister of Higher education, Research and Innovation.
Ordered in June 2015, L’Astrolabe will be formally delivered in early September in La Reunion French island.