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New research vessel named after Kerry explorer to launch in Dingle next month

Sep 23, 2022 13:09 By radiokerrynews
New research vessel named after Kerry explorer to launch in Dingle next month New research vessel named after Kerry explorer to launch in Dingle next month
Picture from: https://www.skipsteknisk.no/
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Ireland’s newest marine research vessel, named after Kerry explorer Tom Crean, will be officially commissioned in Dingle next month.

The almost 53-metre RV Tom Crean will be used for ocean surveys, fishery, acoustic and environmental research and buoy and mooring operations.

The €25 million euro vessel is currently docked in Galway Harbour.

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Tom Crean's grand-daughter Aileen Crean-O'Brien will perform the commissioning ceremony in Dingle on October 6th.

She says it’s a proud moment for the family:

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Photo from the Marine Institute's Twitter account

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Ireland’s newest research vessel the RV Tom Crean has arrived in Irish waters and is currently docked in the Port of Galway. Picture Jason Clarke
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