Thanks to the generous support of our partners, GEERG now operates a small fleet of boats that have greatly expanded the range and scope of our research operations on the St. Lawrence Estuary. Special thanks go to Verreault Navigation (Les Méchins, QC), Bombardier Recreational Products (Valcourt, QC), Evinrude (Sturtevant, WI), Groupe Bourret (Drummondville, QC), SeaBright Marine (Seabright, NS), Kimpex Marine (Drummondville, QC), and Drummondville Marine (Drummondville, QC).
Our vessels are certified by Transport Canada and they are fully insured by Osborn & Lange Inc for commercial operations. However, GEERG is not permitted to do charter trips for sport divers.
Our flagship Skalugsuak is operated by GEERG director Jeffrey Gallant.
Research Vessel Skalugsuak
The Greenland Shark and Elasmobranch Education and Research Group (GEERG) recently took possession of a new boat thanks to a generous donation by Verreault Navigation
The R/V Skalugsuak
– Inuit name of the Greenland shark – was modernised and adapted to GEERG’s requirements at the Groupe Maritime Verreault shipyard in 2011 and 2012. The acquisition of the Skalugsuak
will greatly reduce expenditures related to fieldwork and lodging since the crew will be able to sleep in the cabin as well as fill SCUBA tanks from an onboard compressor donated by the Eden Conservation Trust and Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada.
Thanks to this boat, GEERG scientists will undertake their most important study of the Greenland shark in the St. Lawrence Estuary and Saguenay Fjord to date.
is the Skalugsuak?
(More to come...)
R/V Skalugsuak at Verreault Navigation shipyard in Les Méchins, Québec. Photo © Jeffrey Gallant (GEERG)