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Vessel Data and Contact Information for the
Sagar Kanya

Last Updated - 5/13/2005
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: India

NODC Code:

    Call Sign: Unknown
Owner: Goverment of India
Operator: National Centre for Antarctic & Ocean Research (NCAOR)
Contact: Director/Chairman, Ship Committee
Address: The Director or Programme Manager (ORV Sagar Kanya Ship Cell)
(Department of Ocean Development, Government of India)
Headland Sada, Vasco-da-Gama, Goa 403804, India
Telephone: +91-832-2520863/64/65/66 (EPBX)
Fax: +91-832-2520871/73/77
Year Built: 1983
Ship URL: Link to Ship Home Page

Ship Schedule URL:


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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 100.34  m
  Breadth: 16.39  m
  Freeboard to working deck: 9.8  m
  Max. draft: 5.6  m

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Main Vessel Activity

  Main Activity: Geoscientific, Meteorological, Biological, Physical and Chemical Oceanographic Research
  Operating Area:
  Navy Grids Supported:

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Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: 4209  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: 450  m3
  Fuel: Unknown
  Wet Labs Area: 80.9  m2
  Dry Lab Area: 38  m2
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: 40  m3/day
  Scientific Clean Water Generation: Unknown
  Free Working Deck Area: 470  m2
  Space for container lab: 2 x 6  m
  Radioactive Isotope Work Areas: Unknown

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Range, Speed and Endurance

  Range: 9999  nautical miles
  Cruising Speed: 12  kts.
  Max. Speed: 14.2  kts.
  Endurance: 45  days

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  Officers: 18
  Other crew: 42
  Scientists: 31
  Air Conditioned:  Yes

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Data Processing Equipment:

  Computers: Pentium pcs
  Printing/Plotting: printers for data processing central server etc. besides a chart table for drawing, plotting etc.

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CTD Specifications:

  CTD Aboard: yes
  CTD Type: Unknown
  CTD Tow able: Unknown
  CTD Oxygen Sensing: Unknown
  CTD Transmissivity: Unknown
  CTD Fluormeter: Unknown
  CTD Rosette: Unknown

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Coring Specifications:

  Coring Capabilities Aboard: Unknown
  Grab Sampler: Unknown
  Box Corer: Unknown
  Gravity Corer: Unknown
  Piston Corer: Unknown
  Multi Corer: Unknown

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Underwater Vehicle Capabilities:

  Underwater Vehicle Support: Unknown
  ROVs: Unknown
  AUVs: Unknown
  Submersibles: Unknown

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Diving Support:

  Diving Capabilities: Unknown

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Engineering Design Particulars


Ice Breaking Ability:


Hull Materials:

  Dynamic Positioning Ability: Unknown
  Engines: Main engine(s): number:  5   make:  Diesel El
Power (BHP) each engine:  4825 at 750rpm
Propeller Diameter:  2.75   m Max. RPM:   220
Total power auxiliary diesels:  Unknown
  Electrical Systems:  


 Voltages: 660/400V 0/400V
     kVA: 630/400
    Phases: 3/3


50/50  Hz

Stabilized System:   VAC   AMPs    Hz



  Unknown   Volts with  Unknown  Volts Max


Fixed Equipment

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Navigation and Communication:

  Navigational Equipment: Radar Decca SatNav Gyro EMLog DopLog
  Communications Equipment: Fax SatCom, weatherfax,
  Satellite Communications Equipment: Unknown
  GPS: Unknown

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Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: 12kHz 30kHz, Deep-Sea, Shallow Water, Pinger Echosounder,
  Sonar Type: Geological, Side Scan Sonar, Acoustic Release Deck Unit
  Sea Surface Mapping System: Unknown
  Side Scanning: yes
  Multibeam: Swath Bathymetric System
  Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler: yes
  Silent Ship Operations: Unknown

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  Winches: Unknown  
    Steel Wire Length: 9999  m,  safe working load:  2  tons
    Conducting Cable Length:  6000  m , safe working load:  2  tons
    Trawl winch length:  9999  m , safe working load:  18  tons
    Other Winches:
      Length:  6000  m , safe working load:  2  tons
  Gantry: Position: Stern, Midships

Clearance above deck:  9  m , and outboard extension:  3  m


Safe working load at maximum reach:  22  tons

  Crane: Position: Stern, Midships

Clearance above deck:  12  m  and outboard extension:  9  m


Safe working load at maximum reach:  1  tons

  Other:   Side Scan Sonar, Magnetometer, Under Wtr

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Vessel Construction and Maintenance Supervision

  Construction Supervised by: Germany
  Classification Society: Lloyd's register of shipping
  Others, Specify: 14 laboratories
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