The ocean survey ship the Cornide de Saavedra was seen yesterday afternoon in the waters just south of Nerja. This impressive looking vessel is nearly 67 metres in length, and carries a total of 58 people, made up of 31 scientists and 27 crew members.

The ship’s engines have 2,250 horsepower in total and can propel the 1,113 tonne vessel at up to 15 knots.

The ship is operated by the Instituto Español de Oceanografía (Spanish Oceanography Institute) and carries out fishery and oceanography surveys throughout the Spanish coast, including the Mediterranean and also in the northwest Atlantic and South Atlantic.

The video below was taken in 2009


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