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Argos research vessel entering Gothenburg
Ships and Harbours
No: 5462   Contributor: Peter Langsdale   Year: 2008   Manufacturer: Kalmar Varv, Sweden   Country: Sweden
Argos research vessel entering Gothenburg

Operated by the Swedish Fisheries Board (Fiskeriverket), this is Sweden's largest and only ocean-going research vessel, photographed on 14 June 2008.
LOA: 61.25 m, Moulded breadth: 11.70 m, Moulded depth to working deck: 7.25 m. Built by Kalmar Varv in 1973 and comprehensively rebuilt in 1993. Mainly used for research in the Baltic, Kattegatt, Skagerack and the eastern North Sea.
Engines: 2 x Alpha diesels, 900 hp each. Electric motor for propulsion, 300 hp. Max. speed: 14 knots.
Based at Nya Varvet, Gothenburg.
Picture added on 14 June 2008
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This vessel has not been used since February 2011, when asbestos was discovered on board. It was therefore put up for sale, on condition that the purchaser would scrap it. It was sold in August 2012, and is expected to be taken to Denmark soon, to be broken up by Fornaes ApS Grenå, which had paid a million Swedish Kronor for the vessel.
The Swedish authorities have had to hire the Danish ship Dana (see picture #11577) and KBV001 Poseidon (see picture #11252) to take water samples and check on fish in the Baltic Sea and Kattegat, at a cost of over a million Swedish Kronor per month.

Added by Peter Langsdale on 31 May 2013.
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