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M/Y Vasco Philippines LIveaboard

Vasco Liveaboard

M/Y Vasco is a Philppine registered Dive and Pleasure Yacht. She has been cruising in the Philippine waters since 1998 and is currently one of the longest running live-board vessels in the country with a highly experienced crew.

M/Y Vasco has a rare and unique history of being a Russian spy trawler during the cold war. A few years after decommissioning, she was bought and converted into a full service dive vessel. She has been taking divers to the most exciting as well as remote dive destinations in the Philippines for almost 15 years. She has also participated in several underwater archeological missions (Esperanza, Panagatan cays 1999; Hispaniola 2000; Santa Cruz 2001) and surveys (from 1998 to 2011).

 M/Y Vasco travels to places such as Tubbataha Reefs and Cagayancillo Islands in the Sulu sea, as well as Apo Reef and Coron, famous for its wreck diving.

 The ship is also open for private charters.

Fact Sheet

Call Sign: V3WE2
Classification: Dive Cruise Ship
Flag: Belize

Vasco LiveaboardTechnical Data

LOA: 34,60 m
Beam: 7 m
Draft: 2,60 m
GRT: 156 T
NT: 47 T
Construction Year: 1974
Total Refit: 1994-1996-2010
Engine: Cummins 805 hp 8 cylinders
Generators: 220 volts, 160 kva AC, 45 kva AC, 35 kva AC
Power Supply: 220 volts and 24 volts
Fuel: 20 tons
Sailing Range: + / - 3000 miles at 9,5 knots cruising speed
Water: 14000 liters
Electronics: Radar Furuno 72 miles, Depthsounder Furuno, SSB Icom M700’ VHF Icom IC - M56, Navtex, 2 GPS, Sarsat, emergency beacon
Safety Equipment: According to SOLAS regulations
Tenders: 27 footer 75 hp Yamaha, 21 footer hp Yamaha
Crew: 10 + diving team


Guest Cabins                 

Accommodations for 16 passengers in 8 cabins

6 cabins with 1 twin bed and 1 single bed
2 cabins with 2 single beds
4 bathroom/toilets twin shared between two cabins
Each cabin with (remote-control) airconditioners

Crew Cabins                 

4 cabins: 2 triples and 2 doubles
1 bathroom with shower and toilet

Other Features             

Inside saloon with bar and tele/video/stereo
Fully equipped galley + cold room + dry store room
Deck saloon and upper platform for dining room
Aft deck platform with diving benches and diving platform + hydraulic crane 1.5t

Diving Locker: 2 lockers - 1 for storage and 1 for maintenance and spare parts
Scientific Lockers: 2 lockers with aircon          


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