Reference builder of complex ships, Chantiers de l’Atlantique is renowned for its activity on the specialized ship market. Various units dedicated to hydrography have been built among which Pourquoi pas? delivered to Ifremer in 2005.
Pourquoi pas ? is a multi-purpose scientific ship dedicated to oceanographic researches, shallow and deep water hydrographie, seismic measurements, shallow and deep water coring. Furthermore, she is provided with all the necessary equipment for analyzing water samplings, livin matters, dediments and rocks. she can implement also submarine equipment especially dedicated to the laying nearby the ocean bottoms of heavy sensors and to the assistance to in-detress submarines.
- Length: 107 m
- Breadth: 29 m
- Scientific crew: 40
- Range: 64 days at 11 kts