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Main Activities
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Range, Speed, Endurance
DP Equipment
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Coring Specs
Underwater Vehicles
Diving Capabilities
Engineering Design
Navigation & Communications
Acoustics & Profiling
Winches, Gantries & Cranes
Country: South Africa

NODC Code:

    Call Sign: ZAUB
Operator: Marine and Coastal Management
Contact: Chris Smith
Address: Foretrust House, Martin Hammerschlag Way
Private Bag X2
Rogge Bay 8012, Cape Town, Rep S. Africa
Telephone: +27-21-402 3110
Fax: +27-21- 252 920
Year Built: 1982
Ship URL: Link to Ship Home Page

Ship Schedule URL:


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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 77.85  m
  Breadth: 15.25  m
  Freeboard to working deck: Unknown
  Max. draft: 5.7  m

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Main Vessel Activity

  Main Activity: Fisheries
  Operating Area:
  Navy Grids Supported:

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Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: 2471.11  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: Unknown
  Fuel: Unknown
  Wet Labs Area: Unknown
  Dry Lab Area: Unknown
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: Unknown
  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: 20000  nautical miles
  Cruising Speed: 12  kts.
  Max. Speed: 14.5  kts.
  Endurance: 45  days

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  Officers: Unknown
  Other crew: 33
  Scientists: 19
  Air Conditioned:  Yes

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Data Processing Equipment:

  Computers: Two industrial grade 486 computers control a SFRI Distributed Data System and a Local Area Network
  Printing/Plotting: Unknown

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CTD Specifications:

  CTD Aboard: CTD
  CTD Type: Neil Brown CTD
  CTD Tow able: Unknown
  CTD Oxygen Sensing: Unknown
  CTD Transmissivity: Unknown
  CTD Fluormeter: Unknown
  CTD Rosette: General Oceanics 12 x 5 litre rosette

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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:

Ice Class II

Hull Materials:

  Dynamic Positioning Ability: Unknown
  Engines: Main engine(s): number:  1   make:  Diesel El
Power (BHP) each engine:  Unknown

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


 Voltages: 220V
     kVA: Unknown
    Phases: Unknown


50  Hz

Stabilized System:   VAC  Unknown  AMPs    Hz



  Unknown   Volts with  Unknown  Volts Max


Fixed Equipment

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Navigation and Communication:

  Navigational Equipment: Radar
  Communications Equipment: Unknown
  Satellite Communications Equipment: Unknown

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Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: Simrad EK500 scientific echosounder with 38kHz and 120kHz splitbeam transducers with 18kHz single-beam option
  Sonar Type: Unknown
  Sea Surface Mapping System: Unknown
  Side Scanning: Unknown
  Multibeam: Unknown
  Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler: ADCP by RDI
  Silent Ship Operations: Unknown

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  Winches: 2  
    Steel Wire Length: 4000  m,  safe working load:  Unknown
    Conducting Cable Length:  Unknown , safe working load:  2  tons
    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: 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
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