Updating the Sarmiento de Gamboa ship: key to scientific research in Vigo

Freire Shipyard has been selected to carry out the maintenance and updating of the Sarmiento de Gamboa ship, a key vessel for scientific research of the Spanish National Research Council for Scientific Research (CSIC). With its base in Vigo, Spain, this ship is one of the four that make up the institution’s fleet.


For approximately 40 days, Freire Shipyard will be in charge of the revision of the main equipment of the ship and the implementation of technological improvements. Among these are the installation of a new probe in the nacelle of the ship, the update of the integrated maritime safety system and the improvement of the load and efficiency calculator.


The upgrade of the Sarmiento de Gamboa vessel will ensure that it continues to be a fundamental asset for scientific research, with the capacity to face the challenges of the future. With its periodic maintenance and the implementation of the latest technologies, this ship is prepared to continue navigating the seas of knowledge.


Technology and efficiency at sea: The scientific research vessel Sarmiento de Gamboa built by Freire Shipyard


The Sarmiento de Gamboa is a scientific research vessel built by the Freire Shipyard in Vigo in 2006. Since then, she has carried out important scientific research expeditions around the world. With a length of 70.50 meters and a beam of 14.50 meters, the ship is specifically designed for oceanographic research. Furthermore, her top speed of 15 knots makes her capable of navigating across the seas with speed and efficiency.


The vessel can accommodate a crew of up to 42 people, 26 of whom are highly trained scientists. Among her most recent missions, her participation in the thirty-fourth Spanish Antarctic Campaign stands out, in which studies were carried out in remote and extreme areas of the white continent.

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