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Vessel Data and Contact Information for the
Jan Mayen

Last Updated - 3/4/2005
Main Activities
Capacities & Workspaces
Range, Speed, Endurance
DP Equipment
CTD Specs
Coring Specs
Underwater Vehicles
Diving Capabilities
Engineering Design
Navigation & Communications
Acoustics & Profiling
Winches, Gantries & Cranes
Country: Norway

NODC Code:

    Call Sign: LAVH
Owner: A/S «Jan Mayen», Fosnavågen
Operator: Univeristy of Tromso/Norwegian College of Fisheries Science
Contact: Mr. Odd Hondegard/Jon E. Hansen
Address: Norwegian College of Fishery Science
University of Tromsø,
N-9037 Tromsø, Norway
Telephone: +47 77 64 51 01
Fax: +47 64 60 20
Year Built: 1988
Ship URL: Link to Ship Home Page

Ship Schedule URL:


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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 63.8  m
  Breadth: 13  m
  Freeboard to working deck: 6  m
  Max. draft: Unknown

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Main Vessel Activity

  Main Activity: Fish/shrimp stock assessment, geological survey, student training
  Operating Area: Open and ice covered waters (1-2 m drift ice), Barents sea
  Navy Grids Supported:

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Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: 2052  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: 500  m3
  Fuel: 574  m3
  Wet Labs Area: 30  m2
  Dry Lab Area: 50  m2
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
24  m3
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: 11.3  m3/day
  Scientific Clean Water Generation: Unknown
  Free Working Deck Area: 50  m2
  Space for container lab: Unknown
  Radioactive Isotope Work Areas: Isotope room, 5.5 m2 Room with special equipment for the treatment of radioactive samples  m

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Range, Speed and Endurance

  Range: 8000  nautical miles
  Cruising Speed: 12.5  kts.
  Max. Speed: 16  kts.
  Endurance: 21  days

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  Officers: Unknown
  Other crew: 11
  Scientists: 29
  Air Conditioned: Unknown

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Data Processing Equipment:

  Computers: Pc’s and UNIX workstations in network
  Printing/Plotting: LaserPrinter and Ink color Printers

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CTD Specifications:

  CTD Aboard: Yes
  CTD Type: SeaBird 911
  CTD Tow able: No
  CTD Oxygen Sensing: Yes
  CTD Transmissivity: Unknown
  CTD Fluormeter: Yes
  CTD Rosette: Yes, 12 bottle rosette

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Coring Specifications:

  Coring Capabilities Aboard: Yes
  Grab Sampler: Unknown
  Box Corer: Yes
  Gravity Corer: Yes
  Piston Corer: No
  Multi Corer: No

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Underwater Vehicle Capabilities:

  Underwater Vehicle Support: Yes
  ROVs: Aglantha, 2000 m depth rating
  AUVs: None
  Submersibles: None

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Diving Support:

  Diving Capabilities: Compressor 200/300 bar

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Engineering Design Particulars


Ice Breaking Ability:


Hull Materials:

  Dynamic Positioning Ability: Unknown
  Engines: Main engine(s): number:  1   make:  Wärtsila Vasa 8R32E
Power (BHP) each engine:  4080
Propeller Diameter:  3.8   m Max. RPM:   750
Total power auxiliary diesels:  1086   HP
  Electrical Systems:  


 Voltages: 0/440V
     kVA: 2180
    Phases: 3


60  Hz

Stabilized System:   VAC   AMPs    Hz



  Unknown   Volts with  Unknown  Volts Max


Fixed Equipment

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Navigation and Communication:

  Navigational Equipment: 3 cm and 10 cm radar, Loran C, Furuno RSN70 satnav
  Communications Equipment: VHF, GSM, Inmarsat C
  Satellite Communications Equipment: Marconi Oceanray 2
  GPS: Furuno GP - 500/GP - 300

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Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: Simrad EK 60 38 and 120 kHz split beam, SCI fish multibeam
  Sonar Type: Furuno 180
  Sea Surface Mapping System: Unknown
  Side Scanning: Unknown
  Multibeam: Simrad EM 300
  Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler: RD/-VM 150
  Silent Ship Operations: Provisions for silent ship operation

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  Winches: 1  
    Steel Wire Length: Unknown  safe working load:  Unknown
    Conducting Cable Length:  4000  m , safe working load:  1.5  tons
    Trawl winch length:  3000  m , safe working load:  Unknown
    Other Winches:
      Length:  Unknown , safe working load:  40  tons
  Gantry: Position: Stern

Clearance above deck:  Unknown , and outboard extension:  Unknown


Safe working load at maximum reach:  Unknown

  Crane: Position: Stern

Clearance above deck:  Unknown  and outboard extension:  13  m


Safe working load at maximum reach:  4  tons

  Other:   CTDO-winch: 4000m, Hydrographic winch:3000m, Dredge winch: 3500m,Trawleye winch: 2400m, Trawlsystem

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Vessel Construction and Maintenance Supervision

  Construction Supervised by: Unknown
  Classification Society: Det Norske Veritas (DnV Ice 1A)
  Others, Specify: Unknown
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