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Ship Name: Explora (Italy)                             US NODC Code:           Osservatorio Geofisico Sperimentale/Armamento D. Tripcovich S.R.L.

Contact: Dr. Paolo Berger
Operator: Osservatorio Geofisico Sperimentale
         Borgo Grotta Gigante
         P.O.BOX 2011
         Trieste 34016  Italy
  Phone: 040 21401
    Fax: 327307

Length (M):  72.63       Range (n. mi.):      8500        Crew:           12
Beam (M):    11.80       Endurance (days):      30        Officers:        6
Draft (M):    4.15       Cruise speed (kt):   13.0        Scientists:     23
Gross Tons:   1408       Max. speed (kt):     14.5        Air Cond.:     yes
Power (HP):   3520       Aux. Power (HP):

Main vessel activity
     Year built: 73
     Ocean area where vessel operates: Atlantic Ocean; North Sea; Mediterranean
Capacities and working spaces
     Dry cargo holds:                   500m3
     Fuel:                              280m3
     Fresh water:                        33m3
     Wet laboratories (total area):      20m2
     Dry laboratories (total area):      80m2
     Fresh water generator capacity:     13m3
     Freeboard to working deck:         2.5m
     Free working deck area:            100m2
     Space for container laboratory:      0m x     0m
Design Particulars
     Hull materials: Steel
Energy sources
     Main engine(s): number:  2 make: Diesel    model:
     Power (BHP) each main engine:   3520 at    500rpm
     Diameter and max. rpm propeller:      2.600m     250rpm
     Total power auxiliary diesels:      0HP
Electrical systems
     AC Voltage:    230/   440V, total    988kVA,      3phase,     50Hz
     AC Voltage:      0/     0V, total      0kVA,      0phase,      0Hz
     DC Voltage:      0V, total      0V
     Stabilized system for scientific equipment:    220VAC     90AMP     50Hz
Fixed equipment
     Navigation and communication
     Nav. equip: Radar Loran SatNav Gyro EMLog DopLog
     Comms: Fax SatCom
     Comm sat:
     Echosounders for scientific research:     12kHz
     Provisions for silent ship operation:
     Oceanographic winches:   number:  1
       Steel wire length:          600m, safe working load:      0tons
       Conducting cable length:   2300m, safe working load:      0tons
       Trawl winch length:        1000m, safe working load:      2tons
       Other, specify:
                   length:           0m, safe working load:      0tons
       Position: Midships
       Clearance above deck:   4m and outboard extension:   1m
       Safe working load at max. reach:     8tons
       Position: Stern
       Clearance above deck:   6m and outboard extension:   5m
       Safe working load at max. reach:     1tons
     Other winches for instruments or sampling: Bow Derrick For Bottom Sampling,Swl
                                                10 T

Electronic data processing equipment permanently available on board
Vessel construction and maintenance supervision
     Construction supervised by:
       Classification Society: GERMANISCHER LLOYD
       Others, specify:
Published vessel data
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