Launching of the RV David Packard at Freire Shipyard

Last month the oceanographic vessel David Packard entered the waters of the Vigo estuary for the first time at the launching that took place at the Freire Shipyard. The oceanographic vessel designed to provide scientific support to the maritime research work of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, has a total length of 49.9m, a beam of 12.80m, a design draft of 3.65m and It can reach a speed of 12 knots.

Advisory Board of the Schmidt Ocean Institute visits the oceanographic vessel Falkor (too) in Vigo

The advisory council of the American private non-profit foundation dedicated to oceanographic research and the exploration of the marine environment, Schmidt Ocean Institute, yesterday visited the oceanographic research vessel Falkor (too) and met with the directors of Freire Shipyard in Vigo.