R/V Tidewater

  • R/V Tidewater
  • Tidewater
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The 43-foot R/V Tidewater was added to the Institute’s research vessel fleet in May 2013.

The R/V Tidewater features a hydraulic A-frame for deploying trawl nets and other sampling equipment, an open rear deck for efficient sampling, and a separate enclosed space for lab work. The vessel is capable of speeds up to 18 knots and is equipped with top-of-the-line electronics.

The R/VTidewater replaced the 29-foot R/V Fish Hawk as the primary platform for VIMS Juvenile Fish Abundance Survey. The R/VTidewater’s design and capabilities allow broader use of the vessel beyond the trawl survey, helping the VIMS community accomplish whatever tasks are needed to serve the Commonwealth.

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