EEA Grants Mar Portugal


Deep-sea research vessel, certified
by Lloyds, for geophysical and remote operated vehicles
operations and trawling activities.

Main Features and Equipment

Name: Mar Portugal
Type: State Research Vessel
Port of Registry: Lisboa
Flag: Portuguese
Identification number: 913887
IMO number: 8402010
Overall length: 75,60 m
Length (LOA): 65,80 m
Beam: 14,80 m
Moulded depth: 6,60 m
Hull material: Steel
Gross tonnage: 2290 T
Net tonnage: 687 T
Main engines and Power: 2 x RUSTON 8RKCM engines, TOTAL = 2 984kW
Generator sets: 4 x BLACKSTONE, 4 x 400kW
Bow thruster: Gill Jet Azimuth, 700 kW
Stern tunnel: 400 kW
Maximum draught: 4,50 m
Year of construction: 1986
Call Sign: C S D I
Class: Lloyds Register +100 A1 Machinery +LMC
Official class register number/Lloyds number: LR 8402010
Vessel’s lightweight: 1 560,65 m

Expected Outputs

Built in 1986 as a support vessel of the Royal Navy was initially designated as Salmaid. Later was purchased by the Scottish company Hays Ships and renamed as Kommandor Calum. In 2013, underwent a refit with the addition of a new bow and a new deck in the superstructure, and was converted into a multipurpose survey vessel. As Mar Portugal, she will now be adapted to support fisheries research and ROV operations.