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Vessel Data and Contact Information for the

Last Updated - 5/19/2006
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: UK

NODC Code:

    Call Sign: GHRU
Owner: Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute
Operator: Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute
Contact: Dr W W Crozier
Address: Agriculture Food and Environmental Science Division (AFBI AFESD)
Newforge Lane, BELFAST, BT9 5PX
Northern Ireland, UK
Telephone: 07920186158
Fax: +44 (0)28 90 25 50 04
Year Built: 1988
Ship URL: Link to Ship Home Page

Ship Schedule URL:

Ship Schedule via its Home Page

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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 52.25  m
  Breadth: 12.8  m
  Freeboard to working deck: 2.5  m
  Max. draft: 5  m

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Main Vessel Activity

  Main Activity: Marine Fisheries, Environmental Research & Monitoring
  Operating Area: North Channel, Irish Sea, Celtic Sea, English Channel
  Navy Grids Supported:

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Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: 1289  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: 197  m3
  Fuel: 232  m3
  Wet Labs Area: 24  m2
  Dry Lab Area: 59  m2
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
84  m3
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: 10  m3/day
  Scientific Clean Water Generation: Unknown
  Free Working Deck Area: 250  m2
  Space for container lab: 1 Container (6.15m x 2.46m)  m
  Radioactive Isotope Work Areas: No  m

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Range, Speed and Endurance

  Range: 9000  nautical miles
  Cruising Speed: 10  kts.
  Max. Speed: 12  kts.
  Endurance: 20  days

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  Officers: 7
  Other crew: 9
  Scientists: 11
  Air Conditioned:  Yes

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Data Processing Equipment:

  Computers: None
  Printing/Plotting: Yes

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CTD Specifications:

  CTD Aboard: Yes
  CTD Type: FSI & SBE 19
  CTD Tow able: No
  CTD Oxygen Sensing: Yes
  CTD Transmissivity: Yes
  CTD Fluormeter: Yes
  CTD Rosette: Yes

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Coring Specifications:

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

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Underwater Vehicle Capabilities:

  Underwater Vehicle Support: No
  ROVs: SeaEye Tiger c/w, Simrad Kongsbert OE14-124 3 CCD Video Camera, Simrad Kongsbert OE14-208 stills camera, Tritech image scaling camera, Simrad Kongsbert OE-11-242 flash unit
  AUVs: No
  Submersibles: None

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Diving Support:

  Diving Capabilities: None

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Engineering Design Particulars


Ice Breaking Ability:


Hull Materials:

  Dynamic Positioning Ability: No
  Engines: Main engine(s): number:  2   make:  Allen S12
Power (BHP) each engine:  1000kW at 750rpm
Propeller Diameter:  3   m Max. RPM:   190
Total power auxiliary diesels:  360   HP
  Electrical Systems:  


 Voltages: 660/415/240/240V
     kVA: 2000/270/160/60 kVA
    Phases: 3/3


50/50  Hz

Stabilized System:   VAC   AMPs    Hz



  24V   Volts with  24V  Volts Max


Fixed Equipment

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Navigation and Communication:

  Navigational Equipment: DGPS, Gyro, Autopilot, Radars, Track plotters, Logs
  Communications Equipment: AIS, HF, VHF, Sat phone/fax/data, Cellular phone/fax, email
  Satellite Communications Equipment: Mini M Satellite Telephone, Fax and Data
  GPS: Yes

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Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: Simrad Skipper ED161, Simrad ES60 Fishery Echo Sounder 38kHz, Simrad EK60 38kHz split beam c/w Echoview for acoustic survey, 120kHz transducer available
  Sonar Type: Simrad SH80 high frequency
  Sea Surface Mapping System: No
  Side Scanning: Yes
  Multibeam: none
  Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler: Yes
  Silent Ship Operations: Silent Ship

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  Winches: 6  
    Steel Wire Length: 1000  m,  safe working load:  1  tons
    Conducting Cable Length:  1000  m , safe working load:  5  tons
    Trawl winch length:  1000  m , safe working load:  Unknown
    Other Winches:
      Length:  Unknown , safe working load:  7  tons
  Gantry: Position: Stern, Starboard

Clearance above deck:  7  m , and outboard extension:  2  m


Safe working load at maximum reach:  7  tons

  Crane: Position: Stern, Midships Fo'castle

Clearance above deck:  13.8  m  and outboard extension:  Unknown


Safe working load at maximum reach:  1.5  tons

  Other:   Net Drum

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Vessel Construction and Maintenance Supervision

  Construction Supervised by: FSL
  Classification Society: Lloyds
  Others, Specify: Managed by Heyn Engineering, Belfast
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