PONANT’s Le Commandant Charcot reaches geographic North Pole for the first time
Le Commandant Charcot, PONANT’s first LNG-powered hybrid electric luxury polar exploration vessel, has reached the geographic North Pole this week. Captain Etienne Garcia was at the helm, with Captain Marchesseau at his side. This is the very first French ship to reach the North Pole (90,00,000°).
“I am hugely proud to have been at the helm of the very first French ship to reach the geographic North Pole, it is the ultimate achievement of a collective adventure started by PONANT many years ago. I am very grateful to the crew and all the staff on board that have contributed to making this possible” said Captain Etienne Garcia.
Le Commandant Charcot is also the very first LNG-propelled ship to reach that destination.