The CPR Survey and the international shipping community

Since the first Continuous Plankton Recorder tow was made by the SS Albatross between Hull, NE England and Bremen, Germany in September 1931, more than 300 vessels have volunteered to maintain the Survey. The impact of the Survey does not rely on any single route, but the combined power of our international network. The Survey is greatly indebted to the Captains and Crew of all the tow ships, their ship owners, management companies, charterers, port staff, stevedores and agents. Their support is gratefully acknowledged, as without it this valuable plankton research could not be economically performed.  Z Route D Route MB Route E Route

Our Ships

APL QINGDAO

Ship Details

IMO: 9461893
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Route Details
VJ route: Vancouver Island to Japan
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CCGS AMUNDSEN

Ship Details

IMO: 7510846
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Route Details
NWP Route: Newfoundland or Quebec cruise
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CCGS SIR WILFRID LAURIER



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Route Details
SWL Route: Northern Latitude cruise starting from Vancouver.
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FICARIA SEAWAYS

Ship Details

IMO: 9320568
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Route Details
C- Route: Humber, UK to Hanstholm, Denmark
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GARDENIA SEAWAYS

Ship Details

IMO: 9809095
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Route Details
R- Route: Rotterdam to Felixstowe
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LOMBOK STRAIT

Ship Details

IMO: 9204958
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Route Details
BA and BB Route: West Indies to Portsmouth
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MV ARMORIQUE

Ship Details

IMO: 9364980
Towing a CPR on this route since 2009
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Route Details
PR Route: Roscoff to Plymouth
Route towed since 1974

MV ATLANTIC SEA

Ship Details

IMO: 9670597
Towing a CPR on this route since 2016
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Route Details
D- Route: Halifax to Liverpool EB Route: New York to Halifax
Routes towed since 1961

MV ENCOUNTER

Ship Details

IMO: 9255775
Towing a CPR on this route since 2012
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Route Details
SA Route: Liverpool to Bilbao IB Route: Setubal to Liverpool BT Route: Bilbao to Tilbury
Route towed since 1958

MV ENDEAVOR

Ship Details

IMO: 9312195
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Route Details
SA Route: Liverpool to Bilbao IB Route: Setubal to Liverpool BT Route: Bilbao to Tilbury
Route towed since 1984

MV HILDASAY

Ship Details

IMO: 9119426
Towing a CPR on this route since 2010
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Route Details
A- Route: Lerwick, Shetland to Aberdeen
Route towed since 1946

MV LAGARFOSS

Ship Details

IMO: 9641314
Towing a CPR on this route since 2014
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Route Details
MC Route: Halifax to Portland, Maine MD Route: North Cape Sabe to Argentia Cape Race Z- Route: Reyjavick to east of Newfoundland
MC Route towed since 1977

MV Lodur

Ship Details

IMO: 9219381
Commenced in 2021
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Route Details
BSA Route: Brazil to South Africa
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MV MATSON KODIAK

Ship Details

IMO: 8419166
Towing a CPR on this route since 2004
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Route Details
AT Route: Juan de Fuca Strait, Vancover to Cook Inlet, Anchorage
Route towed since 2004

MV NORBAY

Ship Details

IMO: 9056595
Towing a CPR on this route since 2004
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Route Details
IN Route: Liverpool to Dublin
Route towed since 1970

MV NORBJORN

Ship Details

IMO: 9197404
Towing a CPR on this route since 2015
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Route Details
ST Route: North Cape to Svalbard
Route towed since 2008

MV PRIMULA SEAWAYS

Ship Details

IMO: 9259513
Towing a CPR on this route since 2016
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Route Details
LG Route: Gothenburg to Rotterdam
Route towed since 1979

MV SKOGAFOSS

Ship Details

IMO: 9375252
Towing a CPR on this route since 2013
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Route Details
LR Route: Immingham to Sule Skerry V- Route: Sule Skerry to South-East Iceland
LR Route towed since 1959; V-route towed since 1946; MC Route towed since 1977

SEA CARGO EXPRESS

Ship Details

IMO: 9358060
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Route Details
M- Route: Aberdeen to Tanager
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WILSON NARVIK

Ship Details

IMO: 9430961
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Route Details
NI route: Flushing, Netherlands to Grundartangi, Iceland
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