Thursday, 3 June 2010


Based at Belfast, the research ship CORYSTES paid a fleeting visit to Greenock to load some stores. Originally a member of the CEFAS fleet, she was transferred to the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development in Northern Ireland in 2005, and is now owned by the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute. CORYSTES was built at Troon by Ferguson-Ailsa in 1988, and is driven by a twin-screw diesel electric power plant. She is 52.3 metres in length, and can carry up to 11 scientists in addition to her own crew, who number 16 in total.