Cefas (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science) has extended the contract for the management of its RV Cefas Endeavour with P&O Maritime Services (P&OMS) for an additional two years.
The contract is now set to last until March 2019, bringing the full contract commitment to a total of 10 years.
RV Cefas Endeavour, a multi-disciplinary 74 meter research and survey vessel, recently got the equipment upgrade with the addition of water-sampling rosette profiling system and full-HD camera.
Tom Karsten, Cefas CEO, said: “This contract extension is a great vote of confidence in RV Cefas Endeavour’s capability and its continuing role in helping to deliver our science outputs. The Endeavour plays a leading role in generating top quality monitoring and scientific services, underpinning Cefas’ critical contribution to supporting the blue economy and food security.”
Rado Antolovic, Managing Director, P&O Maritime, added: “P&O Maritime Services’ management of the RV Cefas Endeavour ensures that the vessel operates to the highest standards delivering a range of national and international research surveys for a variety of domestic and overseas customers.”