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Vessels Center

The vessels center maintains and operates a fleet of 40 vessels.

  • In 2007, the 74 foot R/V Pelican was converted into a research vessel from a navy surplus landing craft. With a 17’x 24’ working deck, she utilizes a 18,000 lbs lifting capacity crane and 4 hydraulic winches. The R/V Pelican has accommodations for ten overnight.
  • The 65-foot R/V Bay Eagle is outfitted with a wet lab containing a flow-through seawater system, a dry lab housing electronics, and project- oriented equipment. The R/V Bay Eagle also has Loran interface for downloading information to on board computers.
  • The 29-foot R/V Fish Hawk was especially designed and equipped to perform trawl surveys. A sizeable trailerable fleet supports estuarine and tributary research. Electronic systems can be transferred to these smaller boats, enabling precise scientific surveys to be conducted on board.
  • The diving facility includes a diver training room and classrooms to support the 20-member VIMS dive team. The VIMS diving program is an organizational member of the American Academy of Underwater Sciences.
  • View a movie of the R/V Bay Eagle underway (requires QuickTime or similar movie viewer, 1Mb file may take a few minutes to load).

     

    CONTACT FOR ALL VESSELS ACTIVITIES:

    Sharon Miller — (804) 684-7055
    Fax: (804) 684-7195
    After-Hours Emergency Contacts
    Weather Advisory Panel Contacts

    Vessel rental rates

    Schedule a Vessel using these forms:
  • trailerable vessels
  • large vessels
  • cancel a reservation by sending email


  • CALENDARS

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    Vessels
    Garveys Large
    Privateers
    Small
    Privateers
    Jon Boats Others
    R/V Bay Eagle
    Elis Olsson
    R/V Fish Hawk
    R/V Pelican
    Heron
    Osprey
    Egret
    Gannet
    Plover
    Teal
    Sandpiper
    Seagull
    Widgeon
    Grebe
    Mallard
    Marsh Hen
    Phalarope
    Rail
    Ruff
    Bittern
    Jaeger
    Loon
    Moray
    Petrel
    Scoter
    Shearwater
    Skimmer
    Skua
    Cormorant

    all boats this month
    all boats today

    R/V Pelican

    Policies and Procedures

    Forms

    Certifications

    VIMS employees must receive certification from the Vessels Service Center before operating either a small boat or a tow vehicle.
    Contact Sharon Miller to obtain these certifications.  Qualified operators are listed below: