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Vessel Data and Contact Information for the
Akademik Oparin

Last Updated - 5/11/2005
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: Russia

NODC Code:

    Call Sign: UFPD
Owner: DMRF
Operator: Department of Marine Research Fleet (DMRF)
Contact: Musyukhin Pavel
Address: Department of Marine Research Fleet
690600 Vladivostok, Sukhanova St., 7
Telephone: +7(4232)434036
Fax: +7(4232)432829
Year Built: 1985
Ship URL: Link to Ship Home Page

Ship Schedule URL:


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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 75.5  m
  Breadth: 14.7  m
  Freeboard to working deck: 730  m
  Max. draft: 4.52  m

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Main Vessel Activity

  Main Activity: scientific research
  Operating Area: Far - East of Russia, South-Eastern Asia
  Navy Grids Supported: NP 7A, NP 7, NP 10, NP 4. NP 5, NP 8

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Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: Unknown
  Dry cargo holds: 65  m3
  Fuel: 4687  m3
  Wet Labs Area: Unknown
  Dry Lab Area: 176  m2
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
300  m3
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: 300  m3/day
  Scientific Clean Water Generation: Unknown
  Free Working Deck Area: 100  m2
  Space for container lab: Unknown
  Radioactive Isotope Work Areas: Unknown

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Range, Speed and Endurance

  Range: Unknown
  Cruising Speed: 12  kts.
  Max. Speed: 15  kts.
  Endurance: 30  days

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  Officers: Unknown
  Other crew: 43
  Scientists: 28
  Air Conditioned: Unknown

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Data Processing Equipment:

  Computers: Unknown
  Printing/Plotting: Unknown

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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: Decompression chamber: MV DDC 103, working pressure 10 bars
  ROVs: Unknown
  AUVs: Unknown
  Submersibles: Unknown

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Diving Support:

  Diving Capabilities: chamber MV DDC 103, Poseidon GEMBH

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Engineering Design Particulars


Ice Breaking Ability:

L 2

Hull Materials:

  Dynamic Positioning Ability: Unknown
  Engines: Main engine(s): number:  1   make:  Pilstek
Power (BHP) each engine:  3500
Propeller Diameter:  24   m Max. RPM:   256
Total power auxiliary diesels:  100   HP
  Electrical Systems:  


 Voltages: Unknown
     kVA: Unknown
    Phases: 400



Stabilized System:  Unknown  VAC  Unknown  AMPs   Unknown  Hz



  Unknown   Volts with  Unknown  Volts Max


Fixed Equipment

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Navigation and Communication:

  Navigational Equipment: Furuno 2115, autopilot "Deka-550G", gyro "Vega"
  Communications Equipment: GMDSS A-1,A-2,A-3; Radio RH-20, TW-45, MF/HF-RC-20
  Satellite Communications Equipment: Inmarsat, type C SC-20
  GPS: SPR 1400

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Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: Samyung SGF 3000KA,L-200m
  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: Unknown  
    Steel Wire Length: Unknown  safe working load:  Unknown
    Conducting Cable Length:  0  m , safe working load:  0  tons
    Trawl winch length:  21500  m , safe working load:  24  tons
    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: aft, bow

Clearance above deck:  Unknown  and outboard extension:  10  m


Safe working load at maximum reach:  3  tons

  Other:   trawling hydraulic winch, 2400kg

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Vessel Construction and Maintenance Supervision

  Construction Supervised by: Rauma, Finland
  Classification Society: not limited// KM L1/1/ A2, scientific ship
  Others, Specify: 4630 Class
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