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Fishery and Oceanographic Research Vessel R.V. Bayagbona

Navimor International and WISLA Shipyard deliver to Nigerian Institute for Oceanography and Marine Research (NIOMR) the multipurpose/combination research vessel R.V. Bayagbona in 2014. The vessel was built at WISLA Shipyard, under the supervisions of Bureau Veritas. The vessel is specially designed for conducting both fishery and oceanographic research operations in tropical waters. She is equipped with modern echosounding and sampling equipment, as well as with on-board fully equipped research laboratories. The hull is all-welded damage proof, steel structure. It is designed and built according to Bureau Veritas | * HULL.MACH notation. Fish hold structure installed on board operates at a temerature of -24deg C, while the blast freezer is being capable of freezing fish to -40deg C For fisheries and oceanography research both dry and wet laboratories are installed on board.
  • Desciption

    Length over all: 36,30 m
    Length b.p.: 29,50 m
    Breadth: 9,00 m
    Depth to upper deck: 5,90 m
    Depth to lower deck: 3,70 m
    Draught: 3,25 m
    Speed: min 10 kn
    Crew: 18 people

    POPULSION: Main engine power: ca. 1000HP @ 1600rpm
    Propeller: FPP housed in nozzle


    Refrigerated hold: 140 m3
    Fuel oil tank: 130 m3
    Fresh water tank: 13,0 m3
    (additionally 2t/day fresh water generator)

    Multipurpose Trawl Winch with 4 drums and ca. 9 tons pull at half drum
    Sonar winch
    CTD winch Knuckle-boom crane

  • Research Equipments

    ar SIMRAD EK60 fishery echosounder
    ar KONGSBERG EA400 echosounder
    ar WESMAR HP850 hull sonar
    ar KLEIN 3000 side scan sonar
    ar Phlegger corer and Van-Veen sampler
    ar Physical/chemical laboratory, dry laboratory, wet laboratory
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The Vessel is Available for :
» For hire / lease for environmental and bathymetry studies
» For hire as a chase vessel in beismic projects
» Fishing: Available for collaborative research studies in Deep sea fisheries and oceanographic studies
For further details, Contact Executive director/CEO or the chairman vessel operation committee, NIOMR

May 2014: Sea traial of R.V. Bayagbona in Polish coastal waters near Sopot, Poland

Panoramic view of the Vessel
Wheelhouse equipped with navigation and research equipmentMess roomEngine roomFish processing area with blast freezersCabinsCaptain Cabin

August 2014: Christening and Naming ceremony of R.V. Bayagbona with the First Lady of Nigeria, Dame (Dr) Patience Jonathan as the godmather


News & Events

January 28 - 30, 2015
FARA: Training on IAR4D/ IP and the Innovation System Approach

October 10, 2014
FG in conjuction with NIOMR acquires a brand new MFV 36,30 Fishery & Oceanographic Research Vessel called RV. Bayagbona

------------------------------------------------------------------ June 9, 2014
One day workshop of MainOne cable Lagos, Nigeria to NIOMR


February 10 - 17th March, 2014
A six-weeks vocational training for Women and Youths in Aquaculture Production and Fish processing

April 20, 2014
Technical presentation of the    OES/OTEC progress to the Hon    Minister-FMARD, by NIOMR/FOT-K
------------------------------------------------------------------ April 27, 2012
Commissioning of Capital Project by the Honourable Minister of Agriculture and Rural development at NIOMR

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Nigerian Institute for Oceanography and Marine Research, 3 wilmot point road Victoria Island, Lagos P.M.B 12729, Lagos, Nigeria.

Phone: + 234 818 100 9444
Email: info@niomr.gov.ng

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