PRFV rigid hull vessel, used in monitoring activities in the scope of small-scale fisheries and bivalves in the Ria Formosa area.

Main features

Vessel with 5.46 m of length and rigid PRFV hull.

Outboard engine with 90 hp power.

This vessel can accommodate 6 crew members (2 seafarers and 4 researchers).

It operates from Olhão harbour and is able to operate up to 6 miles from the coast and 25 miles from the harbour.

Cardium is an essential platform for the development of research projects in the Ria Formosa area.