ANGRA PEQUENA

Angra Pequena is a 72 ft (99 ton) purpose-designed and equipped expedition ship offering a unique platform for marine research, scientific training and conservation.

Initially built and operated as a Fisheries Patrol vessel in Namibia, she then moved to the west coast of South Africa and served as a Sea Fisheries Research vessel sailing out of Cape Town. Most recently, she has been used by the African Coelacanth Ecosystem Programme in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park in the Southern Indian Ocean, to deploy a ROV into offshore canyons to depths of over 100m, allowing successful filming of coelacanths. M.Y. Angra Pequena is currently based in Durban, South Africa.

M.Y. Angra Pequena is capable of deployment of standard marine research instruments and equipment such as ROVs, CTD, plankton nets, sonar and echo-sounders, BRUVS, and sediment grab samplers, as well as providing a good platform for diver surveys and deck-based observational studies. She is thus suitable for oceanographic and benthic research as well as training in offshore marine science techniques. She has a fuel range of over 3000 NM, and can stay at sea comfortably for over 30 days. She is equipped with a Palfinger jib crane, a water-maker, satellite communications, storage freezers and a semi-rigid inflatable boat with 2 outboard engines.

M.Y. Angra Pequena is operated by SEA QUESTS, whose primary goal is to support research, training and conservation expeditions that build knowledge and awareness of our oceans and contribute to sound decision-making and to inform management policies.

https://www.sea-quests.com

Design Specs

LOA:
68′ 
10″
Beam:
20′ 
6″
LWL:
65′ 
7″
Draft:
11′ 
5″
Design or Class: 
Wooden Carvel Construction
Former Name: 
SEEDELVER II
CRUSTACEA
ANGRA PEQUENA
Home Port: 
Avatiu
Boat Type: 
Motor Yacht - Expedition Vessel
Rig: 
Yawl
Gross Displacement: 
99.07
Number of Engines: 
2
Engine Model: 
Detroit 6 cylinder
Total Engine Horsepower: 
250 hp x2
Fuel Type: 
Diesel
Builder Name: 
Nieswandt Shipyard
Location Built: 
Luderitz, Namibia
Year Built: 
1959
Documentation or State Reg. No.: 
1269
Owner Name: 
Miranda Quests Limited
Owner Country: 
Cook Islands
Yacht Club: 
Bluff Yacht Club, Durban
Posted on:
Wed, 02/26/2014 - 11:35pm
Last modified on:
Thu, 02/27/2014 - 8:26am