Ellen Khuzwayo

Type of vessel:  Fishery & Oceanographic
Design:  ST-331

43.2 m Fishery and Oceanographic Research Vessel for owner Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism in South Africa


"Ellen Khuzwayo", designated ST-331, is a Fishery and Oceanographic Research Vessel built at Farocean Marine Pty. Ltd., South Africa, yard no. 445 for the Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism, South Africa.  It was delivered in 2007.

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

  • Rock lobster trap fishing
  • Line fishing
  • Marine mammal and shark research
  • Diving operations
  • Environmental monitoring

Main Characteristics

Length over all  43.20 m
Length between p.p.  38.70 m
Breadth moulded  10.20 m
Depth to main deck  5.20 m
Depth to forecastle deck  7.70 m
Draft design  3.40 m
Deadweight at 3.30 m  approx. 250 tons
Speed  13 knots
IMO  9369021