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Vessel Data and Contact Information for the
MTA Sismik I

Last Updated - 9/18/2003
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: Turkey

NODC Code:

    Call Sign: TCVR
Owner: MTA General Directorate (General Directorate of Mineral Research and Exploration)
Operator: MTA General Directorate
Contact: Dr. Yavuz Hakyemez
Address: MTA, 06520 Ankara, Turkey
Telephone: +90 (312) 287 34 30
Fax: +90 (312) 287 91 88
Year Built: 1942
Ship URL: Link to Ship Home Page

Ship Schedule URL:


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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 55.75  m
  Breadth: 8.87  m
  Freeboard to working deck: Unknown
  Max. draft: 3.96  m

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Main Vessel Activity

  Main Activity: Geology, seismology
  Operating Area:
  Navy Grids Supported:

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Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: 750  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: Unknown
  Fuel: 88.3  m3
  Wet Labs Area: 40  m2
  Dry Lab Area: Unknown
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
106  m3
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: 3  m3/day
  Scientific Clean Water Generation: Unknown
  Free Working Deck Area: 140  m2
  Space for container lab: Unknown
  Radioactive Isotope Work Areas: Unknown

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Range, Speed and Endurance

  Range: 2400  nautical miles
  Cruising Speed: 11  kts.
  Max. Speed: 12  kts.
  Endurance: 25  days

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  Officers: 7
  Other crew: 18
  Scientists: 12
  Air Conditioned: Unknown

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Data Processing Equipment:

  Computers: PC based computers and SeisNet software
  Printing/Plotting: Unknown

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CTD Specifications:

  CTD Aboard: Unknown
  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: Yes
  Grab Sampler: KAHLSICO Type 214WB250
  Box Corer: Unknown
  Gravity Corer: Head weighs 750 Kg, 1,5 m length and 42 cm diameter. Core pipes of 8,6,4,2 and 1 m can be mounted on the head. They are 103 Kg and 68 Kg respectively. The outer diameter of the 8,6 and 4 m pipes is 11,4 cm accepting 10 cm outside diameter plastic liner
  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:  1   make:  Diesel
Power (BHP) each engine:  1050
Propeller Diameter:  Unknown
  m Max. RPM:   335
Total power auxiliary diesels:  Unknown
  Electrical Systems:  


 Voltages: 380/220V /220V
     kVA: 180/113
    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: Radars: Sperry, MK 10-3 and Furuno, 2010; Gyrocompass: Sperry MK 227; SeisNet Integrated navigation System
  Communications Equipment: SSB Radio: Sailor, HF SSB RE2100 Radiotelephony; Navtex: SHIPMATE RS6100; Telefax, Mobile Telephone
  Satellite Communications Equipment: Unknown
  GPS: Unknown

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Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: 210kHz 33kHz
  Sonar Type: Unknown
  Sea Surface Mapping System: Unknown
  Side Scanning: Unknown
  Multibeam: Unknown
  Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler: Unknown
  Silent Ship Operations: Unknown

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  Winches: Unknown  
    Steel Wire Length: Unknown  safe working load:  Unknown
    Conducting Cable Length:  Unknown , safe working load:  Unknown
    Trawl winch length:  Unknown , safe working load:  Unknown
    Other Winches:
      Length:  Unknown , safe working load:  Unknown
  Gantry: Position: Unknown

Clearance above deck:  Unknown , and outboard extension:  Unknown


Safe working load at maximum reach:  Unknown

  Crane: Position: Unknown

Clearance above deck:  Unknown  and outboard extension:  Unknown


Safe working load at maximum reach:  Unknown

  Other:   Steel Wire, 2500 meter, 3 Ton

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Vessel Construction and Maintenance Supervision

  Construction Supervised by: Unknown
  Classification Society: Lloyd's Register
  Others, Specify: Unknown
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