She is a category 2 vessel (up to 200 nautical miles from a safe haven) Ship’s complement for category 2 navigation is as follows:
Ship’s complement for trips at sea lasting up to twenty-four hours and in accordance with category 3 rules (up to 20 nautical miles from a safe haven):
Two scientific laboratories (total surface area approximately 14 m2):
Scientific office space on the bridge: 3 m2
Afterdeck surface area: 22 m2
Articulated stern gantry, WLL 5 tonnes
Winches for mobile equipment:
VSAT system network:
Satellite link providing permanent communication (24/7) in the wider Mediterranean, equal to a shore-based broadband network.
Ethernet sockets on the bridge (crew has priority), in the wet lab and in the dry lab).
WiFi (hotspot in the dry lab, more to come): Tethys_WPA2-PSK_AES (key on the hub)
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Telephone via GSM
Telephone via Inmarsat fleet 33, global reach
Telephone and fax via VSAT, covering the wider Mediterranean