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SVA Research Vessels

Welcome to Support Vessels of Alaska, Inc. (SVA) – Your Trusted Partner in Oceanographic Research.

Excellence in Research Vessels: SVA proudly presents our fleet of safely operated research vessels, meticulously designed to meet the diverse needs of your research projects. Our vessels hold the prestigious designation of Oceanographic Research Vessels (ORV) by the U.S. Coast Guard, ensuring compliance with all safety and seaworthiness regulations.

Extensive Geographic Coverage: SVA has a proven track record of conducting oceanographic research across Alaskan waters, including the Bering, Chukchi and Beaufort Seas, Aleutian Islands, Gulf of Alaska, Cook Inlet, Southeast Alaska, Pacific Northwest, and Canadian waters,and stretching as far as the Pacific Islands region. Our teams thrive in challenging environments.

Safety and Compliance: Our vessels are fully licensed by the U.S. Coast Guard, meeting or exceeding all necessary safety and regulatory requirements. We prioritize the safety and well-being of our crews and passengers, ensuring that each vessel is meticulously maintained and prepared for any research mission.

Experienced Crews: Our dedicated crews are experienced in deploying and towing various oceanographic research equipment, including autonomous vessels. We excel in over-the-side deployment and recovery operations of all shaped and sized equipment. When it comes to skiff operations, our crews demonstrate exceptional proficiency in tasks such as beach landings and rough weather retrieval, ensuring the success of your research project in any environmental conditions.

Flexible Solutions for Your Project: SVA’s research vessels come in varying sizes to accommodate projects of different scopes and durations. Whether it’s a short one-day project or a full-season remote area endeavor, our vessels are equipped to meet the unique challenges of your research requirements, be it in summer or winter.

Explore Our Vessels: To get a glimpse of some of our research vessels, click here. Each vessel is a testament to our commitment to excellence in research support.

Contact Us: Ready to embark on your research journey? Contact us today, and let us know the specifics of your project. SVA is dedicated to providingunparalleled support, ensuring the safety, efficiency, and success of your oceanographic research endeavors.