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Vessel Data and Contact Information for the

Last Updated - 11/5/2003
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: UK

NODC Code:

    Call Sign: MNCN7
Owner: Port Erin Marine Laboratory, University of Liverpool
Operator: Port Erin Marine Laboratory
Contact: Richmond Murphy
Address: School of Biological Sciences
The Marine Lab Port Erin
Isle of Man IM9 6JA UK
Year Built: 1982
Ship URL: Link to Ship Home Page

Ship Schedule URL:


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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 23.75  m
  Breadth: 6.5  m
  Freeboard to working deck: Unknown
  Max. draft: 3.54  m

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Main Vessel Activity

  Main Activity: Marine Biology
  Operating Area: Irish Sea
  Navy Grids Supported:

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Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: 104.44  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: Unknown
  Fuel: Unknown
  Wet Labs Area: 12.74  m2
  Dry Lab Area: 7.75  m2
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
0  m3
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: Unknown
  Scientific Clean Water Generation: Unknown
  Free Working Deck Area: 35  m2
  Space for container lab: Unknown
  Radioactive Isotope Work Areas: Unknown

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Range, Speed and Endurance

  Range: Unknown
  Cruising Speed: 10  kts.
  Max. Speed: 10  kts.
  Endurance: 8  days

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  Officers: Unknown
  Other crew: 4
  Scientists: 6
  Air Conditioned:  No

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Data Processing Equipment:

  Computers: 2 Pentium computers and 1 PC
  Printing/Plotting: Unknown

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CTD Specifications:

  CTD Aboard: Yes
  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: Yes
  ROVs: MiniRover Mkl
  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:  Diesel; Caterpillar 34067
Power (BHP) each engine:  Unknown

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


 Voltages: 240
     kVA: 5
    Phases: 1


50  Hz

Stabilized System:  Unknown  VAC  Unknown  AMPs   Unknown  Hz



  24   Volts with  24  Volts Max


Fixed Equipment

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Navigation and Communication:

  Navigational Equipment: Autopilt Wagner; Speed logs; Decca Mk 5 with DGPS supplying data to Furuno RS2000 plotter, radars Furuno; Echosounder
  Communications Equipment: VHF radios, wideband radio and celinet telephone
  Satellite Communications Equipment: Unknown
  GPS: Yes

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Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: Simrad EY200 50 kHz, 120 kHz, 200 kHz, Simrad EY500 38 kHz
  Sonar Type: C/Max CM800 sidescan sonar with hf towfish (range 50 - 125 m each side)
  Sea Surface Mapping System: Unknown
  Side Scanning: Unknown
  Multibeam: Unknown
  Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler: Unknown
  Silent Ship Operations: Unknown

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  Winches: Unknown  
    Steel Wire Length: Unknown  safe working load:  Unknown
    Conducting Cable Length:  0  m , safe working load:  0  tons
    Trawl winch length:  200  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:  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: Unknown
  Others, Specify: Unknown
OCEANIC - Ships Schedules & Information Pages
University of Delaware, College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment
Lewes, Delaware  19958
Phone:  (302) 645-4225