RV "G.O. Sars"

Type of vessel:  Fishery & Oceanographic
Design:  ST-368

77.5 m Fishery and Oceanographic Research Vessel for IMR, Norway


"G.O. Sars", designated ST-368, is a Fishery and Oceanographic Research Vessel built at Flekkefjord Slip & Maskinfabrikk AS, Norway, yard no. 185 for the Institute of Marine Research and University of Bergen, Norway. It was delivered in May 2003.

The vessel is noise reduced according to ICES Cooperative Research Report no. 209-Underwater Noise of Research Vessels, and is outfitted and prepared mainly for the following duties:

  • Fishery research operations
  • Acoustic research operations
  • Environmental research operations

Main Characteristics

Length over all  77.50 m
Length between p.p.  68.40 m
Breadth moulded  16.40 m
Depth to 1st deck (main)  6.20 m
Depth to 2nd deck  9.10 m
Design loadline  6.20 m
Gross tonnage  4067 tons
Net tonnage  1220 tons
Deadweight at 6.20 m  1308 tons
Speed  17.5 knots
Accommodation  45 pers + hospital