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Vessel Data and Contact Information for the

Last Updated - 3/20/2003
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: France

NODC Code:

    Call Sign: FHQB
Owner: Institut de Recherche pour le Development (IRD)
Operator: Centre IRD de Bretagne
Contact: Bernard Stequert
Address: BP 70, 29280 Plouzané
Telephone: +33-(0)2 98 22 45 01
Fax: +33 (0)2 98 22 44 56
Year Built: 1987
Ship URL: Link to Ship Home Page

Ship Schedule URL:

Ship Schedule via its Home Page

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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 28.4  m
  Breadth: 7.6  m
  Freeboard to working deck: 5  m
  Max. draft: 3.55  m

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Main Vessel Activity

  Main Activity:
  Operating Area: Western Pacific Ocean
  Navy Grids Supported:

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Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: 198.8  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: Unknown
  Fuel: 40  m3
  Wet Labs Area: 12  m2
  Dry Lab Area: 8  m2
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
20  m3
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: 2.1  m3/day
  Scientific Clean Water Generation: Yes
  Free Working Deck Area: 60  m2
  Space for container lab: No  m
  Radioactive Isotope Work Areas: Unknown

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Range, Speed and Endurance

  Range: 3360  nautical miles
  Cruising Speed: 8.6  kts.
  Max. Speed: 9  kts.
  Endurance: 15  days

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  Officers: 6
  Other crew: 12
  Scientists: 6
  Air Conditioned:  No

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Data Processing Equipment:

  Computers: Yes
  Printing/Plotting: Unknown

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CTD Specifications:

  CTD Aboard: Yes
  CTD Type: SBE 911
  CTD Tow able: Unknown
  CTD Oxygen Sensing: Unknown
  CTD Transmissivity: Yes
  CTD Fluormeter: Unknown
  CTD Rosette: Seabird 12 bottles at 8l

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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: No
  ROVs: No
  AUVs: None
  Submersibles: None

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Diving Support:

  Diving Capabilities: Yes

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Engineering Design Particulars


Ice Breaking Ability:


Hull Materials:

  Dynamic Positioning Ability: No
  Engines: Main engine(s): number:  1   make:  Deutz
Power (BHP) each engine:  800cv
Propeller Diameter:  2   m Max. RPM:   Unknown

Total power auxiliary diesels:  85   HP
  Electrical Systems:  


 Voltages: 380/220/24
     kVA: 120
    Phases: 3


50  Hz

Stabilized System:   VAC  Unknown  AMPs    Hz



  24V   Volts with  Unknown  Volts Max


Fixed Equipment

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Navigation and Communication:

  Navigational Equipment: Pc RADAR LOG SOUNDER GYROCOMPAS 2 GPS PLOTTING TABLE Meteo station echo sounder
  Communications Equipment: Station Blu 2 VHF
  Satellite Communications Equipment: Standard M and Inmarsat C
  GPS: 2 GPS

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Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: Echosounder Skipper 810 50kHz, Echosounder 116 200kHz, Simrad EM1002 95kHz
  Sonar Type: Skipper S113
  Sea Surface Mapping System: Unknown
  Side Scanning: Unknown
  Multibeam: Unknown
  Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler: Unknown
  Silent Ship Operations: No

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  Winches: 1  
    Steel Wire Length: Unknown  safe working load:  0.5  tons
    Conducting Cable Length:  6000  m , safe working load:  0  tons
    Trawl winch length:  Unknown , safe working load:  Unknown
    Other Winches:
      Length:  Unknown , safe working load:  Unknown
  Gantry: Position: Stern

Clearance above deck:  4  m , and outboard extension:  3  m


Safe working load at maximum reach:  5  tons

  Crane: Position: Unknown

Clearance above deck:  Unknown  and outboard extension:  6.2  m


Safe working load at maximum reach:  0.9  tons

  Other:   Unknown

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Vessel Construction and Maintenance Supervision

  Construction Supervised by: Unknown
  Classification Society: Piriou
  Others, Specify: Bureau Véritas
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