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Here is some on-the-water footage of Shell’s new 360-foot ice-class AHTS, the M/V Aiviq, said to be one of the largest and most technologically vessels of its kind.

The $200 million vessel was built by Edison Chouest Offshore in Larose, Louisiana and is specifically designed to support Shell’s upcoming arctic drilling operations in the the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas.

The Aiviq was delivered to Shell during a March 24th ceremony and has been undergoing sea trials out of Port Fourchon, LA.

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