The Pacific Egret, delivered in 2010, is anĀ INF 3 certified vessel under the INF Code of the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

She is the second of the new generation of PNTL vessels and, like the Pacific Heron, her design builds on the experience of operating purpose-built nuclear carriers since 1979. The Pacific Egret has security features that enable her to transport MOX fuel and plutonium dioxide. She is fitted with fixed naval guns and has other additional physical protection systems, only some of which are visible from the outside.