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Vessel Data and Contact Information for the

Last Updated - 3/18/2004
Main Activities
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Range, Speed, Endurance
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Engineering Design
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Winches, Gantries & Cranes
Country: Netherlands

NODC Code:

    Call Sign: PBZV
Owner: North Sea Directorate of Rijkswaterstaat
Operator: North Sea Directorate of Rijkswaterstaat
Contact: Gerrit Langelaar
Address: North Sea Directorate
P.O. Box 5807
2280 HV Rijswijk, The Netherlands
Telephone: 070- 336 66 00
Fax: 070- 390 06 91
Year Built: 1993
Ship URL: Link to Ship Home Page

Ship Schedule URL:


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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 63  m
  Breadth: 11.5  m
  Freeboard to working deck: Unknown
  Max. draft: 6  m

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Main Vessel Activity

  Main Activity: Multipurpose Research Vessel
  Operating Area: Dutch Continental Shelf
  Navy Grids Supported:

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Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: 1261  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: Unknown
  Fuel: 131  m3
  Wet Labs Area: Unknown
  Dry Lab Area: Unknown
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
70  m3
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: Unknown
  Scientific Clean Water Generation: Unknown
  Free Working Deck Area: 200  m2
  Space for container lab: Unknown
  Radioactive Isotope Work Areas: Unknown

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Range, Speed and Endurance

  Range: Unknown
  Cruising Speed: Unknown
  Max. Speed: 12  kts.
  Endurance: Unknown

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  Officers: Unknown
  Other crew: 11
  Scientists: 12
  Air Conditioned:  No

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Data Processing Equipment:

  Computers: Unknown
  Printing/Plotting: Yes

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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: 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: 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:  4   make:  Mitsubishi
Power (BHP) each engine:  Unknown

Propeller Diameter:  Unknown
  m Max. RPM:   Unknown
Total power auxiliary diesels:  Unknown
  Electrical Systems:  


 Voltages: 660
     kVA: 585
    Phases: Unknown



Stabilized System:  Unknown  VAC  Unknown  AMPs   Unknown  Hz



  Unknown   Volts with  24  Volts Max


Fixed Equipment

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Navigation and Communication:

  Navigational Equipment: Decca: Mark 53 Navigator; Autopilot: Plath Navipilot AD-II; Magnetic compass: Observator, Pilot MK-3; Gyro: 2 Plath Navigat 10; Radar: Furuno sea radar FR-2010, Furuno ARPA radar FAR-2822; Navigation acho sounder: Furuno FE 606; Speedmoter: JRC, JLN-203
  Communications Equipment: Satcom-A: JRC, JUE-45A MKII; Satcom-C: Philips, Safecom; VHF: 2 Sailor RT 2048; Portable VHF: 3 Navico SRH250, GMDSS; Wireless telephony: Sailor, Compact SSB 2000/HF
  Satellite Communications Equipment: Unknown
  GPS: Differential GPS

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Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: Unknown
  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: Unknown  safe working load:  5  tons
    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: Deck

Clearance above deck:  6  m  and outboard extension:  Unknown


Safe working load at maximum reach:  6  tons

  Other:   Unknown

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Vessel Construction and Maintenance Supervision

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