Cargo vessel

Welcome aboard Mars

Mars is a flexible cargo vessel with excellent accommodation, a fully equipped workshop, and a helideck. 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

MV Mars ship for expedtions in Greenland and Iceland

Overview of Mars

Mars is a strong cargo vessel with good accommodation, a fully equipped workshop, a helipad, and other qualities that makes this ideal as a base camp by an anchor for expeditions in the arctic. 

Argus cabins

Comfortable and warm cabin with retro wood interior. With spacious closet, cozy corner with a table, and a chair. Desk and TV.

Argus suite

A nice retro-looking suite with a small sitting lounge, desk, double bed, and bathroom.


Nice shower rooms, a hot tub, and a jet pool on the deck. Perfect for relaxing after a great day. Changes of Northern lights by night.


Friendly little gym to get the blood flowing. Treadmill, rowing machine, and dumbbells.

Bar lounge

The most popular place on board except for the decks. Here you can have a nice drink, look outside the windows to see what is ahead and have a pleasant time with other passengers. There is service at the bar, which is open 24hrs for self-service.


Nice and relaxing room to sit down and have a nice time talking, reading, or watching TV.

Dining messroom

Be ready to experience adventures from modern arctic cuisine with raw materials from the areas we travel to in perfect harmony with honest classical food. If we are lucky, we get to eat freshly caught fish from the sea caught by passengers.

Ice watch tower

Book a unique tower hour in the Ice watch tower. It is a great way to experience the sea, icebergs, and nature—Max two persons at a time. You need to book time in the tower in advance.

Change room

Everyone has to wear a floating overall. It is nice to get inside and out of them in the warmth.


In case of an accident or sudden illness, there is a special infirmary room on board and trained personnel.


While sailing, reading a good book, or looking at excellent photographs of people, places, and animals in Greenland and Iceland can be very nice.

Ski storage

Handy storage for skis, snowboards, and other equipment you would not like to take to your cabin.

Main deck

Being outside, finding the fresh air, and watching endless gems of pure wild nature are the most significant moments. Nice chairs, sun beds, warm blankets, and a fireplace will do the trick.

Lower deck

When the weather is cold, windy, and rainy, it is great to sit in the stern on the lower deck where it is less windy, having the upper deck above.

Helicopter pad

It's optional in some tours to get sightseeing flights with helicopters right from the ship. For heliskiing trips, the take-off is from the ship.

Hot tub

Nice shower rooms, a hot tub, and a jet pool on the deck. Perfect for relaxing after a great day. Changes of Northern lights by night.

Type:Offshore Support Vessel
ClassificationPMSD 100A1 ice C
Unrestricted navigation
Built / Rebuilt1998
IMO No:7329297
Port of registry:Belize city
Main Engines:Sulser
Total output:2208KW
Accommodation - persons27
Accommodation - cabins
Crew member:8
Messe rooms
Rest facilities
Hot tubyes
TV & Videoyes
Laundry room
IceclassPMSD 100A1 iceC
Length OA:70m
Bollard Pull:48mt
Polar codeyes

Engine room

Overview of the engine room. For more information, please get in touch with us.

Engine room:
Engine:Sulser output 2208KW
Emergency Generators:
Generators:Caterpillar 380V / 50Hz
Cargo capacity:

Tanks capacity

Overview of tanks capacity

Tanks capacity
Fuel Oil:280m3
Fresh Water.90m3
Lubrication Oil:3,6m3
Fresh Water stability tank60m3
Helifuel storage tank:10m3

Deck equipment

Overview of the equipment on deck attached to the ship.

Deck Crane:2,3T / 10,3m
Helifueil storage tank:10m3

Navigation equipment

Navigation EquipmentA3 trading area
MF/HF Marine Transceiver1
Terminal Icom1
VHF DSC Radiotelephone1
VHF Marine1
GPS Compass1
GPS Navigator1
Satillite GPS Epirb1
Telephone Iridium1
Navtex Recever1
Rescue Transponder1

Going ashore

We can arrange for all kinds of equipment stationed on board, but here is a list of the equipment on board for getting ashore.

RIB boat

On the RIB boat tour, we can cover large areas of the Icefjords and get close to the icebergs.

Inflateble boats

On a Zodiac, we can cover large areas of the ice fjords and get close to the icebergs.

Jet ski

There are two Jet-Skis aboard for quick rescue purposes.


A helicopter pad on Argus was mainly used for sightseeing flights, or Heliskiing was available.

Available equipment

We can arrange for all kinds of equipment stationed on board but here is a list of the main equipment and tools

Lathe machine

Good lathe machine for fixing parts or making new.


Welding station and equipment.

Deck Crane

On deck Crane 2,3T / 10,3m


Fully equipet workshop for engine and metal work