On 10 January 2017, the new R/V Dr. Fridtjof Nansen arrived in Bergen for the first time, after the delivery of the Spanish shipyard Astilleros Gondan.
The vessel, which is owned by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD) was built as part of the tripartite agreement between FAO, the Institute of Marine Research (IMR) and the University of Bergen (UIB) to help developing countries improve their fisheries management.
Now the vessel, equipped with the most up to date technology, is undergoing testing of equipment and functions before the first survey planned for the beginning of May 2017.
An official naming ceremony will be held in Oslo, Norway, on 24 March 2017.
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