Glasgow And Ships Of The Clyde

Ship: PRINCE MADOG (2001- Research vessel 34.9 metres long of University of Bangor, Wales / Managed by P & O)

Port of Registry: Beaumaris (Wales)
Net Tonnage: -
Reg Tonnage: -
Gross Tonnage: 390
Deadweight Tonnage: -

Research Vessel Prince Madog
State-of-the-art, purpose built research vessel commissioned by Bangor University using a £2.8 million Joint Infrastructure Fund grant. Managed and operated by P&O Maritime Services, delivered and in service July 2001.

The vessel enables the UK's marine scientists to study the biology, chemistry, geology and physics of our seas. Designed to take up to ten scientists and 20 students. The School of Ocean Sciences, Bangor and other university departments in the UK also use the vessel as a teaching platform, training the next generation of marine scientists.

Full details and specifications
Prince Madog (P&O Maritime Services)

Build Number 3485
Gross Tonnes 390 tonnes
Length Overall 34.9m
Breadth Moulded 8.5m
Draft max 3.5m
Endurance 10 days between ports
Scientific Berths 9 + 1
Crew 8
Constructed Visser, 2001
Design Speed 10.5 knots
Actual Speed 12 knots
Propulsion 1080kW
Bow Thruster 150kW
Reson 7125 dual frequency (200 kHz and 400 kHz) SeaBat Multi-beam system.
Teledyne RD Instruments (RDI) Acoustic Doppler Current Profiling system 300 kHz
Simrad HPR-410P Hydroacoustic Positioning reference system
Simrad EK60 Scientific echosounder 120kHz and 38kHz split beam transducers
Geoacoustics 5 to 7 kHz Pinger
QTC Seabed discrimination system
Underway sampling and meteorological package
Water purification system
Walker Marine Aquaprobe speedlog
Trimble DGPS 12 channel receiver
Scientific Fridge and Freezer
Seabird SBE 911plus CTD with SBE32 water sampler
CTD cable
1000m Hydrographic winch

Telephone +44 (0)1248 382902
Satellite phone: 00870 323523411
School Fax +44 (0)1248 716367