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National Centre for Antarctic & Ocean Research (NCAOR), an Autonomous Institute under the Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India invites sealed tenders under “Two Bid System” (Cover-I – Technical Bid and Cover-II – Financial Bid) for time charter of one Ice Class Vessel 1A Super or equivalent capable of independent navigation with continuous speed of 1.5 knots to proceed/ break through in compact even ice of 1.2m thickness with snow cover of 0.2m and suitable classification equivalent to 1 A super having double skinned hull. The vess​el to be supplied along with sufficiently experienced crew for ship’s operation in polar icy waters, maintenance and cargo operation and also to have all the accessories/spares for the satisfactory performance of the vessel for the required Indian Antarctic Expedition for a period of 100 +/- 30 days at NCAOR (Charterers) option for austral summer season i.e. between December 2018 and April 2019 with Charterers option for extension of charter at same rate, terms and conditions for 1+1 subsequent seasons being 2019-20 and 2020-21 during the same period, i.e., December/April of each season. Click here to see the tender document