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Greenland’s New 32m RV

By Alan Haig-Brown

Greenland has an intense interest in Greenland in April of 2012. command of Captain Rink Heinrich, ca- maritime research and survey for the The R/V Sanna then went into service pable of a wide range of research. The near coastal waters, thanks in part to a with the Greenland Institute of Natural vessel is equipped for trawling, gillnets, growing seafood sector, an extensive Resources researching the Greenland long lines and pot ? shing. Researchers coastline and some 250 different species halibut, crab, and cod stocks in Green- have two wet and one dry laboratory of ? sh. To meet the nation’s emerging land’s coastal waters and ice fjords. with fume-hood, a chemical labora- need, Greenland had a 32.3-m research A larger vessel, the 1971-built stern tory, cold and freezer laboratory and a vessel built at the Karstensen’s Ship- trawler Pâmiut serves primarily to re- -80 Celsius freezer. Designed by OSK- yard in Skagen, Denmark. The vessel search shrimp and Greenland halibut Shiptech in collaboration with the sci- was named R/V Sanna by Helle Sieg- in more open waters. The R/V Sanna, entists from Greenland, the ship has ac- stad, Head of the Department of Fish with a 10-meter beam and depth from commodation for 16 people in a total of and Shell? sh, in a ceremony at Nuuk, main deck of 4.88 meters, is, under the nine cabins. A Cummins K38-M Tier 2

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