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Information regarding research vessels MRV Scotia and MRV Alba na Mara: FOI release

Published: 3 Aug 2021

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

Published:
3 Aug 2021
Information regarding research vessels MRV Scotia and MRV Alba na Mara: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202100216076
Date received: 21 Jun 2021
Date responded: 2 Aug 2021
Information requested

The following information for Marine Scotland's research vessels, MRV Scotia and MRV Alba Na Mara:

  • Yearly running and maintenance costs for the past several years
  • Number of days per year at sea
Response

Please find the information requested below.

Running costs

    14/15 15/16 16/17 17/18 18/19 19/20 20/21
Scotia Staff Costs £1,506,862 £1,563,233 £1,755,513 £1,836,867 £2,015,485 £2,316,430 £2,345,779
  Running Costs £2,121,052 £1,597,422 £1,656,377 £1,935,220 £2,146,774 £1,982,420 £2,156,399
Alba na
Mara
Staff Costs £669,548 £665,034 £750,941 £694,240 £800,897 £870,652 £960,035
  Running Costs £366,820 £344,828 £378,762 £405,421 £1,285,027 £495,220 £209,117

Please note with regard to the figures above that these indicate the spend, and do not include any receipts/funding received.

Days at Sea

MRV Alba Na Mara
Year Patrol Days
2021 97 as at 22/06/21
2020 73
2019 230
2018 223
2017 241
MRV Scotia
Year Patrol Days
2021 118 as at 22/06/21
2020 205
2019 247
2018 224
2017 251
2016 250
2015 258
2014 274

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