At the Brodosplit Naval and special vessels shipyard, on June 9, 2009 was delivered Hull 513 named “BIOS DVA”.This is a research vessel built for Institute for Oceanography and Fisheries in Split.
Her max draught is 3,3 meters, length 36,30 meters, breadth 8,15 meters and runs with motor of 895 Kw with 1800 revolution per minute, what will product the speed of 13,2 Knots. Vessel is equipped with sophisticated technology and modern laboratories for research of life at sea, as well as for oceanographic measurements and gathering of information that will be directly forwarded into the Institute Data base. She will be able to accept 6 crew members and 17 researchers.
Delivery and acceptance protocol on the side of the owner signed Mrs. Ivona Marasović, Director of Institute for Oceanography and Fisheries and Damir Arapović, Director of Brodosplit Naval and special vessels shipyard Ltd.
Also, she is carrying weather station onboard and is equipped with acoustic current direction gauge, navigation system, computer network with Internet access, ship’s navigation, probe for acoustic fisheries researches and measurements up to thousand meters of depth, hydraulic winches for sampling, cranes, refrigerating chamber and icebox for storing the samples.
Vessel will cover the area of Adriatic and Ionian Sea, and if necessary other parts of Mediterranean Sea, whose gathering of data will be of service for other countries including Montenegro and Slovenia.