High-tech vessel leaves Durban for African coastal research

A Norwegian research vessel deemed the most technologically advanced in the world set out from Durban on Friday to assist coastal African countries with data collection to promote sustainable marine and fishing environments. The Dr. Fridtjof Nansen, a state-of-the-art vessel equipped with three major and several minor laboratories, sailed from Cape Town to Durban this week and will be making her way to the Richards Bay and Mozambique coasts before sailing further up the eastern shores of the continent.