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Vessel Data and Contact Information for the

Last Updated - 10/25/2004
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: UK

NODC Code:

    Call Sign: ZNAL9
Owner: University of Wales Swansea
Operator: School of Biological Sciences
Contact: Dr Kevin Flynn or Keith Naylor
Address: Keith Naylor or Kevin Flynn
School of Biological Sciences
Singleton Park, Swansea ,SA2 8PP
Telephone: 0770 280 2214
Email: or
Year Built: 2001
Ship URL: Link to Ship Home Page

Ship Schedule URL:


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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 12.5  m
  Breadth: 4.5  m
  Freeboard to working deck: 1  m
  Max. draft: 1  m

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Main Vessel Activity

  Main Activity: Education or marine research purposes
  Operating Area: SW Wales coast
  Navy Grids Supported:

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Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: 11  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: Unknown
  Fuel: 2  m3
  Wet Labs Area: Unknown
  Dry Lab Area: 4  m2
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
0.2  m3
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: Unknown
  Scientific Clean Water Generation: Unknown
  Free Working Deck Area: 10  m2
  Space for container lab: Unknown
  Radioactive Isotope Work Areas: Unknown

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Range, Speed and Endurance

  Range: 500  nautical miles
  Cruising Speed: 15  kts.
  Max. Speed: 20  kts.
  Endurance: 2  days

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  Officers: 1
  Other crew: 1
  Scientists: 3
  Air Conditioned:  No

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Data Processing Equipment:

  Computers: Unknown
  Printing/Plotting: Unknown

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CTD Specifications:

  CTD Aboard: Yes
  CTD Type: Unknown
  CTD Tow able: No
  CTD Oxygen Sensing: Yes
  CTD Transmissivity: Yes
  CTD Fluormeter: Yes
  CTD Rosette: Unknown

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Coring Specifications:

  Coring Capabilities Aboard: Yes
  Grab Sampler: Day & Long arm Van Veen
  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:  2   make:  Volvo TAMD41
Power (BHP) each engine:  300
Propeller Diameter:  Unknown
  m Max. RPM:   3800
Total power auxiliary diesels:  Unknown
  Electrical Systems:  


 Voltages: 240
     kVA: 1.5
    Phases: Unknown


50  Hz

Stabilized System:  Unknown  VAC  Unknown  AMPs   Unknown  Hz



  12   Volts with  12  Volts Max


Fixed Equipment

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Navigation and Communication:

  Navigational Equipment: Radar,DGPS & Plotter,Autopilot
  Communications Equipment: Unknown
  Satellite Communications Equipment: Unknown

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Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: Furuno FCV 600L 50 & 200 kHZ
  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: 1  
    Steel Wire Length: 90  m,  safe working load:  Unknown
    Conducting Cable Length:  0  m , safe working load:  0  tons
    Trawl winch length:  270  m , safe working load:  1.25  tons
    Other Winches:
      Length:  Unknown , safe working load:  Unknown
  Gantry: Position: Stern

Clearance above deck:  2.7  m , and outboard extension:  2  m


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:   Unknown

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Vessel Construction and Maintenance Supervision

  Construction Supervised by: Unknown
  Classification Society: YBDSA
  Others, Specify: Unknown
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