Maersk Peary

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The Maersk Peary provides fuel to McMurdo Station in Antarctica.
The Maersk Peary provides fuel to McMurdo Station in Antarctica.
Name: MT Jutul
Port of registry: Norway
Builder: STX Offshore & Shipbuilding Jinhae-gu, South Korea[1]
Laid down: 2004
Launched: 2004
Name: Maersk Peary
Namesake: Robert E. Peary
Operator: Maersk Line[2]
Port of registry: United States Norfolk, Virginia[2]
Acquired: 2011
Status: in active service[3]
General characteristics
Type: Tanker
Length: 180 m (590 ft)[3]
Beam: 32 m (105 ft)[3]
Draft: 10.275 m (33.71 ft)[5]
Ice class: 1B[1]
Installed power: 15,000 hp diesel Hyundai MAN B&W 7S50MC-C engine [1][6]
Speed: 14.8 kn (27.4 km/h)[4]
Capacity: 45,186.7 cbm
Crew: 21[4]

The Maersk Peary is a tanker, operated by the shipping firm Maersk Line, that was designed for working in the polar regions.


She was built in 2004 by STX Offshore & Shipbuilding Jinhae-gu, South Korea,[1] originally with a red hull and registered in Norway as the MT Jutul.[3][7] In 2011, Maersk won a long-term contract to supply Thule AFB, in Greenland and McMurdo Station, in Antarctica, and the Maersk Peary was reflagged as an American vessel and painted blue, sailing with an American crew.[2] The vessel was then leased to the Military Sealift Command.[4]



  1. ^ a b c d "Come on-board the darling of the Polar Regions | Maersk Group". 20 February 2013. Retrieved 25 March 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c "Maersk Line, Limited names ice-classed U.S.-flag tanker". Marine Log. 2011. Archived from the original on 26 February 2014. In July, MLL won a long-term time charter from the U.S. Navy's Military Sealift Command to support these missions. MAERSK PEARY was reflagged into the U.S. registry on September 19, 2011, and American officers and crew will operate the ship. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h "MAERSK PEARY - Oil/chemical tanker: current position and details | IMO 9278492, MMSI 368236000, Callsign WHKM | Registered in USA - AIS Marine Traffic". Retrieved 25 March 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c d e "MSC Ship Inventory - Long-term Chartered Tankers". Retrieved 25 March 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "Maersk Peary |". 13 August 2013. Retrieved 25 March 2014. 
  6. ^ "Maersk Peary". Retrieved 5 October 2016. 
  7. ^ "MAERSK PEARY (Oil Products Tanker): ship particulars and AIS position - IMO 9278492, MMSI 368236000". Retrieved 25 March 2014.