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Vessel Data and Contact Information for the
Dr. Fridtjof Nansen

Last Updated - 5/5/2004
Main Activities
Dimensions
Capacities & Workspaces
Range, Speed, Endurance
Accommodations
DP Equipment
CTD Specs
Coring Specs
Underwater Vehicles
Diving Capabilities
Engineering Design
Navigation & Communications
Acoustics & Profiling
Winches, Gantries & Cranes
Construction
Country: Norway

NODC Code:

Unknown
    Call Sign: LGWS
Owner: Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Operator: Institute of Marine Research (IMR)
Contact: Per W. Nieuwejaar
Address: Institute of Marine Research, Research Vessels Department
P.O. Box 1879 Nordnes,
N-5817 Bergen, Norway
Telephone: + 47 55 23 68 49
Fax: +47 55 23 85 32
Email: pern@imr.no
Year Built: 1993
Ship URL: Link to Ship Home Page

Ship Schedule URL:

Ship Schedule via its Home Page

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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 56.8  m
  Breadth: 12.5  m
  Freeboard to working deck: 4  m
  Max. draft: 6.5  m
   

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Main Vessel Activity

  Main Activity: Supporting a number of bilateral science programs between Norway and WestAfrican countries
  Operating Area: West coast of Africa, from South Africa to Marocco
  Navy Grids Supported:
   

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Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: 1444  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: Unknown
  Fuel: 316  m3
  Wet Labs Area: 40  m2
  Dry Lab Area: 35  m2
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
108  m3
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: 10  m3/day
  Scientific Clean Water Generation: Unknown
  Free Working Deck Area: Unknown
  Space for container lab: Unknown
  Radioactive Isotope Work Areas: Unknown
   

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Range, Speed and Endurance

  Range: 10000  nautical miles
  Cruising Speed: 13.5  kts.
  Max. Speed: 15  kts.
  Endurance: 40  days
   

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Accommodation

  Officers: 5
  Other crew: 6
  Scientists: 20
  Air Conditioned:  No
     

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Data Processing Equipment:

  Computers: Pcs and UNIX workstations in network
  Printing/Plotting: MaxSea chart plotter, A1 color printer, color laser printer, laser printer and ink printers
     

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CTD Specifications:

  CTD Aboard: yes
  CTD Type: SBE 911
  CTD Tow able: no
  CTD Oxygen Sensing: Yes, SBE 43
  CTD Transmissivity: no
  CTD Fluormeter: no
  CTD Rosette: Yes, SBE 32
     

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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: yes
  ROVs: ROTV Focus
  AUVs: Unknown
  Submersibles: Unknown
     

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Diving Support:

  Diving Capabilities: Unknown
     

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Engineering Design Particulars

 

Ice Breaking Ability:

Unknown
 

Hull Materials:

 
steel
  Dynamic Positioning Ability: Unknown
  Engines: Main engine(s): number:  1   make:  Wickman 6/28
Power (BHP) each engine:  3264
Propeller Diameter:  4   m Max. RPM:   125
Total power auxiliary diesels:  Unknown
  HP
  Electrical Systems:  
 

AC    

 Voltages: 380
     kVA: Unknown
    Phases: 50
   

Frequency:

Unknown
   

Stabilized System:  Unknown  VAC  Unknown  AMPs   Unknown  Hz

 

DC

  Unknown   Volts with  Unknown  Volts Max

       
 

Fixed Equipment

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Navigation and Communication:

  Navigational Equipment: Radar: S-band and X-band
  Communications Equipment: SAILOR COMPACT GMDSS STATION, GSM Cellular
  Satellite Communications Equipment: Inmarsat C Std C and INMARSAT B HIGH SPEED DATA
  GPS: 2x Furuno GP-500 MARK-2 GPS, Seapath 200 GPS
     

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Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: Simrad EK500 18, 38 and 120 kHz split beam and 200 kHz single beam
  Sonar Type: Simrad SF950 95 kHz multibeam
  Sea Surface Mapping System: Unknown
  Side Scanning: Unknown
  Multibeam: Unknown
  Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler: Unknown
  Silent Ship Operations: Unknown
     

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Oceanographic:

  Winches: 2  
    Steel Wire Length: Unknown  safe working load:  30.5  tons
    Conducting Cable Length:  4000  m , safe working load:  1.5  tons
    Trawl winch length:  1470  m , 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:  6  m  and outboard extension:  12.5  m

   

Safe working load at maximum reach:  5  tons

       
  Other:   2x2t/2m
       

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Vessel Construction and Maintenance Supervision

  Construction Supervised by: Det Norske Veritas
  Classification Society: Det Norske Veritas
  Others, Specify: Unknown
     
 
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