RV Mário Ruivo

Vessel Profile

Home port:
Lisboa, Portugal
Home port Coordinates:
Latitude: 38.6974 Longitude: -9.2307
Organisation & Address:

Instituto Português do Mar e da Atmosfera (PT)

Portuguese Institute for the Ocean and Atmosphere (EN)

Link to Vessel Schedules:
Normal Area of Operation:

North Atlantic

Max No of EF+ Days:
Vessel details:




Gross Tonnage

Ice class


Service speed

Max No. Scientific


No. of EF+ Scientific Berths

75.60 m

14.80 m

4.50 m

2290 T




10 knots



Technical Detail

Laboratory Facilities (fixed and temporary):

Fisheries, geology and multi-purpose (dry) laboratories.

Tunnel freezer: capacity: 6 m3, -40ºC

Chambers refrigerator: capacity: 10m3,temperature ranging from -30ºC to +4ºC.

-80ºC Lab freezer.


Capacity to carry containerized labs


1 x LARS position (ROV Luso)

1x 20ft

1x20ft or 2x10ft

Middle ship:

1 x 20ft or 2 x 10ft (6T max capacity)


1 x 10ft or 1 x 8ft

CTD/Plankton sampling:

CTD and Rosette sampler, 6000m deployment capability.

Towed and lowered plankton nets.

Multi-Beam(s)/ Sub Bottom profiling:

Multibeam echosounder (reference to be available soon)

Fisheries Echo Sounders/Sonar:

EK80 @ 4 frequencies


To be acquired soon

Coring/Sampling Capabilities:

2 x Trawl winches pull traction: 1st layer 17t and last layer: 8t (3000m x 24mm wire)

1 x CTD winch 6000m x 11 mm wire

1 x Hydrographic (reference to be available soon)

2 x Gilson winches pull traction: 1st layer 7.6 and last layer: 2 x Auxiliary winches: 1st layer 0,7t and last layer 0.5t (70m x 8mm wire). 

2 x Net drum winches

Drum 1: 10 m3, pull traction: 1st layer 28t and last layer 5.6t. 

Drum 2: 4.6 m3, pull traction: 1st layer 14.1t and last layer 2.8t.


Under definition

Special features:


Dynamic position 0 (DP0)

Suitable for:

Multipurpose research vessel. Suitable for carrying out a wide variety of scientific survey operation in offshore and deep-sea locations.

Vessel capable of pelagic and demersal trawling to 1000m,Fisheries acoustic surveys, Hydrographic survey, Oceanographic surveys, Mooring deployments, Benthic surveys and ROV surveys.

Scientific Limitations:

Streamer for seismic inoperational.

Vessel capability to support ROV deployment:

Yes, capable.

Support Offered to EurofleetsPlus Users:

All vessel equipment will be made available to EurofleetsPlus on request. Technical support on vessel equipment will be available during the entire survey.

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



Availability by Month

Ports of operation in the period of availability


Normal operating areas (offshore Portugal and Spain)

3 weeks July or August (to be confirmed)

Lisbon, Portugal


Normal operating areas (offshore Portugal and Spain)

3 weeks July or August (to be confirmed)

Lisbon, Portugal


Normal operating areas (offshore Portugal and Spain)

3 weeks July or August (to be confirmed)

Lisbon, Portugal

Contact Details

Applicants are welcomed to discuss the initial feasibility of their work while they prepare their application with the operator of RV Mário Ruivo at e-mail address: info.marportugal@ipma.pt

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

Up to 12 scientists can be embarked without certification.

More than 12 scientists the following certification is required:

STCW personal survival techiques certificates.

STCW seafarers medical.

Ships security awareness training for seafarers without designated security duties.

Are additional medical checks required

None in addition to STCW seafarers medical.

Survival training certification required for joining vessel

List of acceptable equivalent certification:

STCW personal survival techniques training.

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

Ship security awareness.

Diplomatic clearance required for area of operation

Yes, for operation in neighbouring EEZ´s. Required to be submitted to info.marportugal@ipma.pt

Additional clearances required for area or type of activity

None specified.  

Research vessel Mário Ruivo, a 75.6 m multi-purpose platform allowing supporting multidisciplinary oceanographic campaigns.

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