The workboat "MS Teisten"

MS Teisten is a small work boat owned and operated by Kings Bay AS. The boat is 31 feet long and equipped to do smaller scientific operations, transportation and survey in Kongsfjorden and Krossfjorden. Safety equipment is available on board (life raft, life belts and survival suits).

The boat, including captain, fuel and sampling equipment, can be rented by all scientists visiting Ny-Ålesund. Five passengers in addition to the skipper onboard is maximum capacity for sightseeing and transport. For scientific work the maximum number of passengers on board is restricted to four. It is also possible to rent a technician to have an field assitant on board.

Departemental Engineer:, phone: +47 79 02 72 70/ 52.

. NOTE! Bookings for April should be made before 31 January.

The boat can operate in Kongsfjorden and Krossfjorden in the main season: 1 May - 30 Sept. If you plan scientiifc work outside of the main season, please contact us before. Please note that the use in Sept-April might be impossible due to sea ice and bad weather. 

An extra fee might be added to cover the cost of external skipper outside main season (depends also on number of hours booked - check with Kings Bay for more details).

Equipment on board and available field sampling equipment:

  • 450 m wire (100 kg) 
  • 1000 m wire (ca 1000 kg)
  • Crane with speed and meter counter
  • three small hand nets
  • Plankton net (40 µ, da 50 cm, l 280 cm)
  • WP-2 net (200 µ, 500µ) with choker
  • WP-3 net (1000 µ)
  • Spare bucket for WP-2 (200µ) and WP-3 (500µ)
  • Rectangular dredge 
  • Triangular dredge
  • Nansen release mechanism
  • Mechanical flow-meter with back-run
  • Van Veen grab (1000 cm2 and 500 cm2)
  • Day grab 1000 cm2 (includes rack with funnel and sieves)
  • Niskin bottles (6x10 L and 3L)
  • drop messengers and lead weights
  • STD/CTD (SAIV model SD204) with fluorometer, turbidity meter and software

For booking, details and specific questions concerning the equipment please contact the marine lab coordinator.

Note: Please see our detailed terms and conditions for booking and cancellation policies:

Boat use always depends on the weather and ice conditions, and Kings Bay AS takes no responsibility for cancellation due to unfavourable conditions at sea.

Both photos: Kings Bay AS



Due to Corona please contact us directly for questions regarding current open slots. Teisten is available, but we won't update the booking calender, because due to travelling restrictions booking may change very quickly.