22nd August, 2023: After 25 years in service with the Marine Institute, the RV Celtic Voyager is for sale.
The RV Celtic Voyager came into service in 1997 as Ireland's first custom-built multi-purpose research vessel. The Celtic Voyager has been central to the Marine Institute's work and research, enabling us as a nation to engage in high quality marine science and to actively contribute to international research programmes. The vessel has served us well over the past quarter of a century, providing marine scientists, researchers and crew members with many years of experience at sea, and enabling us to deepen our ocean knowledge.
The research vessel has played an essential role in fisheries scientific research, and a vital role in seabed mapping in Irish waters, as part of the INFOMAR programme. More than 200 shipwrecks around the coast of Ireland including the RMS Lusitania, have been mapped by the Celtic Voyager. In 2007, the survey of Galway Bay revealed for the first time a detailed seafloor and geology of the bay, confirming the location of the Galway Bay Fault.
The vessel is lying afloat in Howth, Co. Dublin. Interested parties can contact the sole agent (Hanseatic Offshore Brokers) to register interest and to arrange viewing. The closing date for registration of interest is Friday 1st of September 2023.
Hanseatic Offshore Brokers GmbH
Mobile: +49 173 1 555 351
Address: Große Bleichen 32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany