Focus on Research and Training
This week’s lineup of reviewed vessels covers a broad range of specialties in the marine research and training fields. From China, there are a new oceanographic ship that is one of the largest vessels of its kind ever built and operated in the country and a vessel slated for the country’s mineral resources ministry, which will use it for offshore buoy monitoring.
Marine Research • Maritime Training • Maritime Archaeology
Also featured are two Antarctic research and supply ships currently in service in the UK and Australia. These large and well-equipped vessels have impressive carrying capacities, extended endurance, and a broad range of onboard facilities to enable sustained operations in the challenging environmental conditions of the southernmost continent. The training sector is also represented this week by a new fleet of eight high-speed boats that recently entered service with Britain’s Royal Navy.
All these and more are covered as part of this month’s focus on marine research and training here on Baird Maritime.
- Sir David Attenborough – British Antarctic Survey’s large capacity research and supply ship
- Nuyina – Heavy-duty icebreaking research vessel for Australian service
- Xiangyanghong 31 – Buoy monitoring ship for Chinese Ministry of Natural Resources
- Fast and versatile 15m officer training boats for UK Royal Navy
- Zhongshan Daxue – Large oceanographic research ship for China’s Sun Yat-Sen University
News and Gear:
- Australia’s TAFE Gippsland acquires training vessel
- UK’s Plymouth Marine Laboratory to develop long-range autonomous research vessel
- Kolkata yard launches future Indian Navy survey ship
- Russian yard starts sea trials of new Arctic research vessel
- Historic Dutch training ship to be preserved as floating museum
- New Chinese large autonomous research ship hits the water
- NOAA requests proposals for design and construction of new ocean survey ships
Recent Important Features:
– “The vessel was designed and built to offer excellent operational capabilities thanks to a combination of improved seakeeping, the effective integration of scientific sensors and systems, and reduced environmental impact.”
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Call for content!
Any news or views about the marine research and training industry? Send it through to [email protected] ASAP (between now and June 10), so we can add it to this current edition of Research and Training Week!
We are after:
- Vessels – Orders, new deliveries, under construction
- Gear – Latest innovations and technology in the marine research and training sectors
- Interviews – Owners, operators, marine research institutes, maritime training schools, etc.
- Reminiscences – Do you have any exciting, amusing or downright dangerous anecdotes from your time in the research and training vessel world? (example here)
- Other – Any other relevant news