Mining Loaner Fleet

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Eve University offers, as a service to our students, the ability to borrow ships from our extensive "loaner fleet," including various mining ships as well as industrials.


Loan Policies

Eve University's Mining Manager (currently Callin Vandylx) runs the Mining & Industrial Fleet Loaner program. This describes the requirements, policies and steps to take to borrow a ship from the loner fleet.

Mining ship loans are made with the hope that they will allow you to earn the funds to purchase your own mining vessels. Participation in University operations is, as always, optional but encouraged. Running (fleet commanding) an operation is also encouraged, once you feel up to it.

New University students are encouraged to avail themselves of the hauler loaners to assist in any desired move near the Aldrat system.


  1. You must be a member of Eve University.
  2. For Exhumer loans, you must hold at least a Student title or a Uni staff role.


  1. Loans are made for two weeks. Extended loans (up to four weeks) will be granted based upon availability and demand for the requested ships/modules.
  2. Loan contracts will be issued by the Mining Manager for the specified term. Should the Mining Manager change or become unavailable, please return the borrowed equipment to Eve University's Logistics Director (currently Azmodeus Valar).
  3. Renewals will be considered on an as-available basis.
  4. If the ship is destroyed, please e-mail the KillMail with an explanation to the Mining Manager and Logistics Director (Callin Vandylx and Azmodeus Valar) even if it was an NPC-only kill. Borrowers are ordinarily expected to replace and return the ship unless it is a Frigate class ship. Post the KillMail to the KillBoard only if it was not an NPC kill.
  5. Each student may have only one mining ship and one hauler ship out on loan at a time.

Policy FAQs

  • Can my non-Uni alt use the loaner ships?
    • Yes, certainly, but the loan is to your Uni character and needs to be returned by your Uni character. Please provide the Mining Manager your alt's name(s), and your alt will be bound by the Uni rules and policies during the loan period.
  • What happens if I lose the ship?
    • You are expected to replace it for the Uni. EVE mail the kill (and explanation) to the Mining Manager and Logistics Director (Callin Vandylx and Azmodeus Valar). Post the KillMail to the KillBoard only if it was not an NPC kill (as per the usual Uni policy).
  • Can I use the loaner ships only on Uni Mining Operations?
    • No, you are free to use the ships in any manner you feel appropriate. The suggested use is to earn ISK to buy your own, of course.
  • Should I insure the loaned ship(s)?
    • For T2 ships (Exhumers), insurance is probably not worthwhile. For T1 ships, the choice is up to you, but it is not obligatory. Do realize that you are expected to return to the Uni the same (type of) ship and fittings, though, even if something unfortunate occurs.
  • Can I have a loaner ship rigged?
    • Not at this time. However, this may change in the future. If you rig the ship, we will be unable to return the rigs to you, and the Mining Manager will figure out a way to try to keep the ship rigged for future loan recipients.

Placing a Loan Request

  1. Send a forum message to the Mining Manager (Forum PM to Callin Vandylx), or send an EVE Mail to Callin Vandylx
  2. Include in your message the ship type and any fittings you wish (not including rigs)
  3. Include your request for extended loan (up to four weeks) if you want a loan longer than the standard two weeks
  4. Be sure to include which mining crystals you would like if you are requesting Modulated Strip Miner IIs.
    • If you cannot use crystals, request Strip Miner Is instead; they're more efficient than crystal-free IIs.
  5. You should receive a response in a day or two in ordinary circumstances
  6. A loan contract from Aldrat's Pator Tech Station (Uni HQ) will be issued
    • If the Mining Manager cannot personally fit the specified ship, all the components will be included separately, otherwise it will come fully fitted
  7. Accept the loan contract when next you are online
  8. After the specified amount of time, return the ship to Aldrat's Pator Tech Station (Uni HQ) and close the loan contract out
    • Partially used crystals (and, obviously, fully consumed crystals) need not be returned

Mining Ships Available

CovetorOREMining Barge
RetrieverOREMining Barge

Hauler Ships Available

BadgerCaldari Industrial I
Badger Mark IICaldari Industrial III
BestowerAmarr Industrial I
WreatheMinmatar Industrial I
HoarderMinmatar Industrial II
MammothMinmatar Industrial IV
IteronGallente Industrial I
Iteron Mark IIGallente Industrial II
Iteron Mark IIIGallente Industrial III
Iteron Mark VGallente Industrial V

Fittings and Consumables Available

We have these fittings available for the above ships:

  • Mining Crystals: Both I and II of most highsec and some lowsec types
  • Mining Drones I and II
  • Hammerhead and Hobgoblin I
  • Salvager I and Tractor Beam I
  • Expanded Cargohold I and II
  • Strip Miner I and Modulated Strip Miner II (requires crystals!)
  • Miner I and II as well as various Tech 1 Meta variants
  • Mining Laser Upgrade I and II
  • Co-processor I and Quantum Co-Processor
  • Standard and Heavy Missile Launcher I (for the Frigs/Cruisers)
  • Power Diagnostic System I
  • Small Shield Extender I and II, Medium Shield Extender I
  • Invulnerability Field I and II
  • Survey Scanner I and II, and various Tech 1 Meta variants
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