Focus on Research and Training
New research and survey vessels are being introduced globally to serve specific functions in designated marine environments. This week, we review newbuilds including hydrographic mapping boats for use in Norway and the Netherlands and a scientific vessels for a Russian operator.
Marine Research • Maritime Training • Maritime Archaeology
Another interesting inclusion in our lineup of featured vessels is a former subsea construction support ship that has been rebuilt for ocean exploration. The refurbished vessel will be operated in the waters of the Cook Islands where it will perform a range of duties in support of a local seabed mining company. Another refit vessel to be reviewed is a former tug that has now been converted into a deep-sea research ship for the Russian government.
The marine research and training sector continues to showcase innovation, as readers of Baird Maritime will be fortunate to see over the coming days.
- VESSEL REFIT | Anuanua Moana – Ex-subsea construction vessel to take on ocean exploration activities off Cook Islands
- Sibirskiy Issledovatel – Arctic survey boat for Russian science body
- VESSEL REFIT | Evgeny Gorigledzhan – Rescue tug converted into oceanographic research ship for Russian Defence Ministry
- Meermin IV – Dutch waterway authority welcomes coastal survey vessel
- Geologen – Norwegian operator acquires hybrid survey workboat
News and Gear:
- Wreck of prison ship lost in Australia’s worst maritime disaster found off Luzon Island, Philippines
- 33 injured after research ship topples while in drydock in Edinburgh, Scotland
- Research and Training Vessel News Roundup | March 8 – German autonomous demonstrator plus new research ships for the US and Australia
- US Navy submarine lost in World War II found off Hokkaido, Japan
- Research and Training Vessel News Roundup | February 16 – US, Swedish and Dutch research and survey boats and an Australian training vessel refit
Recent Important Features:
– “The mission saw the deployment of two advanced crewed submersibles, robotic and autonomous systems, and more than a dozen research technologies.”
– “The station is slated to become operational in January 2027, 70 years after the original Scott Base opened in 1957.”
Remember to come back every day to see the latest news, opinion and vessel reviews!
Call for content!
Any news or views about the marine research and training industry? Send it through to [email protected] ASAP (between now and May 12), 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