To complete the information, the original boat
name was "Antartica", she was designed and built in France
in a shipyard nearby Paris under the supervison of Doctor Jean-louis Etienne who is dedicating his lif to arctic and antartic areas investigation.
He crossed the North and South pole several times and once had the idea of a floating laboratory specially equipped for these areas scientific investigation and exploration.
One of the requirement was to have the crew and the...dogs accomodation ability for such type of artic exploration with sleds.
Today, "Tara" is performing a new scientific cruise
around mediteranean sea and his the guest star of a french Tv program about sea, displayed every friday night, titled "Thalassa"...far away from the cold areas.