Knud E. Hansen and DTU Aqua, the Technical University of Denmark’s National Institute of Aquatic Resources, have begun a project study and concept design of a 65-metre multi-disciplinary marine research vessel to replace the aging Dana IV (pictured) which entered service in 1981.
The new vessel, which will be named Dana V, will be designed with an efficient fishing gear configuration and will have several laboratories. It will carry multiple scientific equipment on board as well as operational installations and sensors at the bottom of the hull.
On deck, a large A-frame will be used for handling various equipment and fishing gear. Smaller cranes operating from the side of the vessel will handle smaller nets and sampling equipment.
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