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RV Guiding Light


The School’s coastal research vessel, R.V. Guiding Light, is a high-profile component of the School’s innovation and engagement activities. Each year, with the support of the Reardon Smith Nautical Trust, the School engages with a wide range of institutions and organisations in order to bring the importance of the oceans (and local marine environment) to a wider audience and to work with professional bodies that offer research and career collaborations.


MCA Coding: Category 2 (60 miles from Safe Haven)
Dimensions: 11.0 m length, 5.0 m beam
Draught: 1.3 m
Engines: Twin diesel 330hp Iveco
Speed: Up to 20 knots dependant on load
Fuel Capacity: 2 x 800 litres
Accommodation: Large wheel house, toilet, galley

Lifting Gear: Hydraulic A-frame with electrohydraulic spencer carter winch system, complete with 8mm wire rope. (Safe working load is 350 kgs.)

Contact: Mr Ian Fryett