Celtic Explorer

Type of vessel:  Fishery & Oceanographic
Design:  ST-367

Fishery and Oceanograpich Research Vessel for owner Marine Institute, Ireland


This vessel, designated ST-365, is designed by Skipsteknisk AS and built by Damen Shipyard, Holland, for the Marine Institute, Ireland. The vessel was delivered in December 2002.

The vessel is outfitted and prepared mainly for the following duties:

  • Fishery research operations
  • Acoustic research operations
  • Environmental research operations
  • Seabed mapping

Main Characteristics

Length over all  65.50 m
Length between p.p.  58.20 m
Breadth moulded  15.00 m
Depth to main deck  8.40 m
Depth to lower deck  5.70 m
Draft design  5.65 m
Deadweight at 5.60 m  957 tons
Gross tonnage  2425 tons
Speed  15.5 knots
Accommodation  31 pers + hospital
IMO  9244439