Ireland has two marine research vessels, the RV Celtic Explorer and the RV Celtic Voyager. These vessels are used for fisheries and oceanographic research, seabed mapping and climate studies. The RV Celtic Explorer can stay at sea for up to 35 consecutive days and is at sea for about 300 days every year.

 

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More facts on the vessel can be found here:

And why not give the ship a new paint job...

Of course, there is more than one ship have a look at this video to learn about the RV Celtic Voyager...

The RV Celtic Voyager is the first modern research vessel for the Marine Institute, and for Ireland. Over the past 20 years, the vessel has been involved in almost 600 surveys, enabled 5,000 science days and sailed 400,000 miles.

 

This is all part of Oceans of Learning with thanks to The Marine Institute.