New Zealand’s only deepwater research vessel, which has recently had a $24 million upgrade to enhance its ocean science, oil and gas exploration and marine engineering capabilities.
- New Zealand’s only vessel with DP2 dynamic positioning.
- New Zealand’s only ice-strengthened research ship.
- Well-equipped for a wide range of environmental survey and ocean science work, including fisheries surveys.
- Works throughout the South Pacific, Southern Ocean, and Antarctica.
For more information about Tangaroa's capabilities, email Greg Foothead.
Tangoroa's Dynamic Positioning System - how does it work? Watch the video below:
Watch this video to see how Tangaroa's multibeam system is used for bathymetric (seabed) mapping:
Tangaroa’s first voyage after the upgrade was a Chatham Rise trawl survey, which started on 1 January 2011.
Other recent voyages include: