By Keith Henderson as published on line by Further details on the research vessel project of the University of Victoria, British Columbia, have been released specifying the conversion of the former 1985-built coastguard vessel Tsekoa II. The vessel will be used to investigate changing coastal ecosystems, marine resources and continental shelf and slope dynamics. The original hull of LOA 87 ft (26.7 m) and beam 24 ft (7.3 m) is to be lengthened by 21.6 ft (6.6 m) by inserting a three deck mid section to provide space for the new duties of the vessel. After insertion the new LOA will be 120 ft (36.6 m).

Tsekola II under tow from the Institute of Ocean Studies to Victoria’s Ogden Point.
Image credit: University of Victoria.

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