Icelandic Coast Guard Vessel Þór (Thor)

2017_TAM_0850_D500_Aurora2017.jpg@Reykjavik Harbor, Iceland

July 2017

Anchored in front of the Harpa Music Hall is the Thor, a Chilean-built, Roils Royce designed UT 512L Type offshore patrol vessel commissioned in late 2011 and the flagship of the service.  Named after Thor, the god of thunder, lighting and troll slaying.  With 48 crew, the vessel is outfitted with various life-saving equipment, designed to aid it in rescue missions, including two MOB boats and six Viking life rafts. Other specially-designed equipment the vessel is outfitted with includes oil booms, one 40 mm Bofors gun, and oil skimmers.  Nikon D500 w/18-200mm, processed with Aperture and Aurora HDR.

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