Merchant Vessels & Workboats: Kv Svalbard


The Norwegian Coast Guard Icebreaker and offshore Patrol Vessel KV Svalbard (W303) is the largest ship in Norway's military armed forces (by tonnage). She was constructed by Langsten AS at Tangen Verft shipyard in Kragerø and entered service 2002 in its homeport Sortland.


Her primary operating area is in the Arctic waters north of Norway, the Barents Sea and around the Svalbard islands. She is designed to supplement the 3 other helicopter carrying ships of the Norwegian Coast Guard − the Nordkapp class patrol vessels. She is NBC-protected with constant overpressure, and is capable of icebreaking or towing up to 100,000 tons.

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KV Svalbard was originally equipped with Electrolux foodservice machines onboard which has been reported to satisfactory fulfil the high demands set by the Norwegian Coast Guard. 

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