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RV Celtic Voyager To Be Replaced As Part Of National Development Plan

19th February 2018
The RV Celtic Voyager celebrated 20 years of service last July The RV Celtic Voyager celebrated 20 years of service last July

#MarineScience - The Government’s new National Development Plan includes provision for a new marine research vessel to replace the RV Celtic Voyager, according to The Irish Times.

Marine Institute chief executive Dr Peter Heffernan says work is at an “advanced stage” towards confirmation of the project, which would see the 31-metre Celtic Voyager — which has served for two decades — replaced with a vessel of around 50 metres in length.

The new ship would serve alongside the RV Celtic Explorer, which recently underwent a major refit, as previously reported on Afloat.ie.

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