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Vessel Data and Contact Information for the
Garcia del Cid

Last Updated - 10/3/2001
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: Spain

NODC Code:

    Call Sign: EHUU
Owner: CSIC (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas)
Operator: UTM. CMIMA (Centro Mediterráneo de Investigaciones Medio-Ambientales)
Contact: Arturo Castellon
Address: Passeig Maritim de la Barceloneta 37-49 . 08003 Barcelona Spain
Telephone: +34. 93 230 95 00
Fax: +34. 93 230 95 55
Year Built: 1977
Ship URL: Link to Ship Home Page

Ship Schedule URL:

Ship Schedule via its Home Page

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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 37.2  m
  Breadth: 8.4  m
  Freeboard to working deck: 1.5  m
  Max. draft: 4.7  m

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Main Vessel Activity

  Main Activity: Oceanography
  Operating Area: Mediterranean and Iberic Atlantic
  Navy Grids Supported: NA7, NA 8

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Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: 285.5  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: Unknown
  Fuel: Unknown
  Wet Labs Area: 25  m2
  Dry Lab Area: 16  m2
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
0  m3
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: Unknown
  Scientific Clean Water Generation: Distilled water
  Free Working Deck Area: 20  m2
  Space for container lab: Not  m
  Radioactive Isotope Work Areas: Not  m

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Range, Speed and Endurance

  Range: 5700  nautical miles
  Cruising Speed: 9  kts.
  Max. Speed: 10  kts.
  Endurance: 12  days

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  Officers: 4
  Other crew: 10
  Scientists: 12
  Air Conditioned: Unknown

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Data Processing Equipment:

  Computers: Two PC computers. LAN.
  Printing/Plotting: Color Printers

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CTD Specifications:

  CTD Aboard: CTD General Oceanics
  CTD Type: MK III
  CTD Tow able: No
  CTD Oxygen Sensing: no
  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: Yes
  Piston Corer: No
  Multi Corer: Yes

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Underwater Vehicle Capabilities:

  Underwater Vehicle Support: No
  ROVs: No
  AUVs: No
  Submersibles: No

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Diving Support:

  Diving Capabilities: No

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Engineering Design Particulars


Ice Breaking Ability:


Hull Materials:

  Dynamic Positioning Ability: Unknown
  Engines: Main engine(s): number:  1   make:  Barreras Deutz
Power (BHP) each engine:  1160
Propeller Diameter:  Unknown
  m Max. RPM:   Unknown
Total power auxiliary diesels:  Unknown
  Electrical Systems:  


 Voltages: 220
     kVA: Unknown
    Phases: 2



Stabilized System:   VAC  Unknown  AMPs    Hz



  Unknown   Volts with  Unknown  Volts Max


Fixed Equipment

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Navigation and Communication:

  Navigational Equipment: Unknown
  Communications Equipment: Unknown
  Satellite Communications Equipment: Not (Early 2002)
  GPS: Magnavox MX 1107 , DGPS Furuno , Ashtech 3DF

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Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: Simrad EA 500 18 kHz, EK 500 38,120,200 kHz, EN 38 kHz
  Sonar Type: No
  Sea Surface Mapping System: No
  Side Scanning: No
  Multibeam: none
  Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler: RDI VM-ADCP 150 kHz
  Silent Ship Operations: 220

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  Winches: 1  
    Steel Wire Length: 5000  m,  safe working load:  Unknown
    Conducting Cable Length:  5000  m , safe working load:  0  tons
    Trawl winch length:  6000  m , safe working load:  Unknown
    Other Winches:
      Length:  1000  m , safe working load:  Unknown
  Gantry: Position: stern

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


Safe working load at maximum reach:  15  tons

  Crane: Position: Midship Stbd

Clearance above deck:  3  m  and outboard extension:  8  m


Safe working load at maximum reach:  0.5  tons

  Other:   Not

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Vessel Construction and Maintenance Supervision

  Construction Supervised by: Unknown
  Classification Society: Bureau Veritas
  Others, Specify: Unknown
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