FRV Clupea operating in a Scottish sea loch
|Builder:||Hall, Russell & Company, Aberdeen|
|Displacement:||381.68 t (376 long tons)|
|Length:||32.1 m (105 ft 4 in)|
|Beam:||7.39 m (24 ft 3 in)|
|Draught:||3.51 m (11 ft 6 in)|
|Propulsion:||Lister Blackstone ERS 8M 492 kW (660 hp)|
|Speed:||11.5 knots (13.2 mph; 21.3 km/h)|
FRV Clupea is a small, inshore fisheries research vessel, formerly of the Fisheries Research Services. She was based at the port of Fraserburgh and operated mainly on the Scottish west coast on behalf of the Scottish Executive.
Clupea was commissioned in 1968. Measuring 32 m (100 ft) and drawing 3.5 m (11 ft 6 in), she is a good size for conducting research inside the constricted space of a sea loch. For research in offshore areas and the North Sea, the larger, more modern, FRV Scotia is used.
In 2016 Clupea was sold to the German NGO Sea Watch, who wants to provide a civil sea rescue service for refugees in the Mediterranean. The vessel was renamed Sea-Watch 2 and shall be used for SAR missions.