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Persian Gulf Explorer Vessel to Sail in Mid-Sept.

Persian Gulf Explorer Vessel to Sail in Mid-Sept.Persian Gulf Explorer Vessel to Sail in Mid-Sept.

The Persian Gulf explorer vessel will sail in mid-September, the director of Iranian National Institute for Oceanography and Atmospheric Science said.

“The vessel’s launch was planned to take place two years ago, but it has been delayed several times due to technical problems,” Mehr News Agency quoted Nasser Hajizadeh as saying.

Persian Gulf deep-sea exploration vessel is equipped with the latest technological systems and aims to help advance ocean exploration.

Deep-sea exploration is the investigation of physical, chemical and biological conditions on the seabed for scientific or commercial purposes.

The primary facilities and capabilities of the Persian Gulf explorer include four modern laboratories, high-resolution seafloor mapping and real-time satellite transmission of data.

The objective is to explore, locate and describe new habitats, geological processes, cultural sites and unknown phenomena, establishing a rich foundation of information to catalyze further scientific efforts.

As the corps of Persian Gulf conduct operations at sea, satellite technology is used to transmit video, sensor and audio data to shore in real time in the form of high-definition data streams.  

The exploration vessel is a 50-meter-long research vessel built by Iran’s Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics and operated by INIOAS.