The R/V Tanganyika Explorer was constructed in Bujumbura, Burundi over the period 1993 -1994 to meet the requirements of a scientific project carrying out research on Lake Tanganyika. The vessel is a steel, single decked, single screw motor ship with partial double bottom. The vessel was built to the rules of the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) with
drawings approval (without entering into class); safety equipment and stability
complies with the IMO/FAO/ILO recommendations.
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In addition, three auxiliary vessels were rehabilitated and operated as follows: R/V Sangala in Bujumbura, Burundi, R/V Echo in Kigoma, Tanzania and R/V Silver Shoal in Mpulungu, Zambia.