Thursday, 7 November 2013

The largest Swedish research vessel R/V Skagerak in the Sound

R/V Skagerak approaching Helsingborg/Helsingør today.

Research vessel, R/V Skagerak, owned and operated by the Sven Lovén Centre for Marine Sciences at the University of Gothenburg, was going southwards in Øresund.

The 38.16 m x 9.10 m Skagerak - the largest Swedish research vessel - is fully equipped for marine research in water depth down to 1000 metres. Its maximal endurance at sea is two weeks. During longer expeditions the Skagerak can take 10 scientists or students with its crew of six.

The Skagerak is a very nice looking ship, but due to its age (built in Germany in 1968) the operating and repair costs are very high, which is why the Sven Lovén Centre for Marine Sciences would like to have it replaced by a more modern vessel.

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