The ILV Granuaile is a buoy tender operated by the Commissioners for Irish Lights, who are responsible for maintaining navigational aids and buoys around the coast of Ireland. The Granuaile was built by the Visser shipyards in the Netherlands and launched in 1999.
She was a departure from historic buoy tender designs with her working deck and heavy lifting crane placed aft instead of over the fore-deck. This design has subsequently been used in the current generation of English and Scottish tenders.
As well as her role as a buoy tender she is also equipped to operate as a survey ship and has also been contracted to act as a support ship for deep sea research and exploration.
|33.75m||7.7m||216 dwt||15 knots|
|1:250||13.5cm/3.5cm||400+||7 x A4||3/4 [Moderate]|