On Friday the 11th of September 2015, Bernard Tabureau took over the command of the oceanographic research vessel RV Belgica from Luc Van Tricht in Temse. Temse is the place where the RV Belgica was built and the ship and Temse still have a strong bond after all these years.
At the moment, RV Belgica is having technical problems and does not sail, but we hope to be sailing again in a few weeks. We are also preparing the programme of 2016 in the meantime.
We would like to thank Commander Van Tricht for his dedication during his two years on board. And we wish Commander Tabureau an excellent scientific voyage!