11/12/2020

New Marine Research Vessel

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A new research vessel has been built by the Faroese government and handed to the Faroe Marine Research Institute. The new research vessel has been named Jákup Sverri in honour of Jákup Sverri Joensen, the first marine biologist in the Faroe Islands and former director of the Faroe Marine Research Institute.

Jákup Sverri is the Faroe Marine Research Institute´s fourth research vessel and the first to be built specifically for this purpose.

Jákup Sverri will replace the old research vessel, Magnus Heinason.  

Jákup Sverri is a very advanced vessel, equipped for research on marine environment and fish stocks as well as seismic surveys. The ship is probably the most noiseless vessel in the world.