RV Jákup Sverri

Vessel Profile

Home port:
Torshavn, Faroe islands
Home port Coordinates:
62, -6.45
Organisation & Address:

Faroe Marine Research Institute

Nóatún 1, FO-110 Tórshavn, Faroe Islands

Vessel Web site address:
Normal Area of Operation:

North Atlantic in the area 55-70°N, 25°W-5°E

Max No of EF+ Days:
Vessel details:




Gross Tonnage

Ice class


Service speed

Max No. Scientific


No. of EF+ Scientific Berths

54.1 m


6.4 m

~1900 GT


Polar Cat-C


11 knots



Technical Detail

Laboratory Facilities (fixed and temporary):

2 dry labs and 2 wet labs.

System for sorting, weighing and length measurement and automatic registration of fish catches. Freezing capacity.

CTD/Plankton sampling:

Seabird CTD equipped with rosette sampler, 1.7 and 5 L Niskin bottles, fluorometer and PAR sensor.  3000m cable.

Plankton: Multinet, Bongo-net, MIK net and Gulf-net, WP2, Optical plankton recorder, Chelsea FastOcean APD system

Multi-Beam(s)/ Sub Bottom profiling:

Simrad EM712 multibeam, TOPAS PS18

Fisheries Echo Sounders/Sonar:

EK-80 multifreq. (6 freq. from 18 to 333 kHz), EM70 multibeam, Simrad Sonars SU90 & SC90, ADCP 75 kHz.


Yes, Kongsberg HiPAP

Coring/Sampling Capabilities:

Temporary Coring winch 4500m. Various grabs


2x 30t Trawl winches (3000m x 28mm wire , CTD winch 3000m x 8.1.8mm coax wire, WP2 winch 200m x 8mm winch  3000  x 8.18mm coax wire (Drop Camera, Gulf Multinet), Coring Winch 4500m  


Inmarsat C, GSM, Internet satellite connection

Special features:
Suitable for:

Suitable for carrying out a variety of scientific operations in offshore and shelf locations. Pelagic and demersal trawling, hydrographic and plankton surveys, mooring deployment and benthic surveys.  Options for seismic surveys with room for 3 x 20’ containers and power supply appr. 400KVA on trawl deck.

Scientific Limitations:
Vessel capability to support ROV deployment:

HiPAP guided DP track system, 6T  lifting capability for launch over stern.

Support Offered to EurofleetsPlus Users:

All vessel equipment will be made available to EurofleetsPlus users on request.

Vessel availability by location and by year/time of year for Eurofleets+:



Availability by Month

Ports of operation in the period of availability


North Atlantic January, July, October (1-2 week) Torshavn, Faroe Islands


North Atlantic

January, July, October (1-2 week)

Torshavn, Faroe Islands

Contact Details

Yes. Applicants are welcomed to discuss the initial feasibility of their work while they prepare their application with the operator of RV Jakup Sverri at hav@hav.fo

Medical certification required for joining the vessel and the list of acceptable certificates.

Health Certificate for Seafarers (STCW)

Are additional medical checks required

None in addition to STCW seafarers medical (above)

Survival training certification required for joining vessel

List of acceptable equivalent certification:

Additional certification required e.g. Ship security awareness / other


Diplomatic clearance required for area of operation

Yes, for operation in EEZ’s other than Faroese. Should be submitted to hav@hav.fo  6 months prior to cruise

Additional clearances required for area or type of activity


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