Ship of the Year 2003 – M/S «G.O. SARS»


– advanced research vessel delivered from Flekkefjord Slipp & Maskinfabrikk

The Institute of Marine Research (IMR) and the University of Bergen (UiB) joined forces when ordering the new research vessel M/S «G.O. SARS», which is possibly the most advanced research vessel in the world. IMR will have the operative management of the vessel, and IMR and UiB will share the use of her according to a set formula.
The vessel was christened by Her Majesty Queen Sonja on the 7th of May in Bergen, but was handed over from the yard to the Owners already on the 25th of April. Extensive trials will be carried out prior to the vessel’s first regular cruise to the Barents Sea and Norskehavet.
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