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Vessel Data and Contact Information for the
Coriollis II

Last Updated - 3/5/2004
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: Canada

NODC Code:

    Call Sign: CGDN
Owner: University of Quebec in Rimouski
Operator: REFORMAR
Contact: Bruno Beaulieu
53 St. Germain Ouest
Rimouski, Quebec G5L-4B4 Canada
Telephone: (418) 724-2822 ext 2026
Fax: (418) 724-0606
Year Built: 1990
Ship URL: Link to Ship Home Page

Ship Schedule URL:


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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 49.95  m
  Breadth: 11  m
  Freeboard to working deck: 1.9  m
  Max. draft: 5.2  m

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Main Vessel Activity

  Main Activity: Oceanography
  Operating Area: Gulf of St. Lawrence, St. Lawrence River, East Coast, Great Lakes
  Navy Grids Supported:

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Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: 836  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: 26.25  m3
  Fuel: 145  m3
  Wet Labs Area: 120  m2
  Dry Lab Area: 120  m2
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
18.2  m3
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: 10  m3/day
  Scientific Clean Water Generation: Reverse Osmosis
  Free Working Deck Area: 133  m2
  Space for container lab: 23.8  m
  Radioactive Isotope Work Areas: None  m

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Range, Speed and Endurance

  Range: Unknown
  Cruising Speed: 14  kts.
  Max. Speed: 17  kts.
  Endurance: 20  days

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  Officers: Unknown
  Other crew: 9
  Scientists: 15
  Air Conditioned:  No

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Data Processing Equipment:

  Computers: 3 IBM PCs
  Printing/Plotting: HP Inkjet, HP Laserjet, EPC HSP-100 Thermal

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CTD Specifications:

  CTD Aboard: Yes
  CTD Type: Seabird
  CTD Tow able: Unknown
  CTD Oxygen Sensing: Seabird SBE 5T
  CTD Transmissivity: Wetlabs C-Star
  CTD Fluormeter: Wetstar & Seapoint
  CTD Rosette: Seabird SBE 32

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Coring Specifications:

  Coring Capabilities Aboard: Yes
  Grab Sampler: Pouliot Van Veen
  Box Corer: Pouliot Swing Arm
  Gravity Corer: Pouliot Lehigh
  Piston Corer: Yes
  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: Some equip upon request

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Engineering Design Particulars


Ice Breaking Ability:


Hull Materials:

  Dynamic Positioning Ability: No
  Engines: Main engine(s): number:  4   make:  Deutz SBV6M628
Power (BHP) each engine:  4800
Propeller Diameter:  2.5   m Max. RPM:   250
Total power auxiliary diesels:  750   HP
  Electrical Systems:  


 Voltages: 600
     kVA: Unknown
    Phases: 3


60  Hz

Stabilized System:   VAC  Unknown  AMPs   Unknown  Hz



  Unknown   Volts with  Unknown  Volts Max


Fixed Equipment

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Navigation and Communication:

  Navigational Equipment: Radar, Loran C, Compass, Autopilot, Gyro compass, Elec Chart
  Communications Equipment: VHF, HF, Cell Phone
  Satellite Communications Equipment: Inmarsat B, Inmarsat C
  GPS: Furuno WAAS GP-32, Furuno GP-31

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Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: Skipper GDS101, Datamarine Intl Offshore 3000
  Sonar Type: Unknown
  Sea Surface Mapping System: Unknown
  Side Scanning: Unknown
  Multibeam: Simrad EK60MK1 30, 120 & 200kHz
  Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler: RDI OS 75 VM& 150
  Silent Ship Operations: Unknown

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  Winches: 5  
    Steel Wire Length: Unknown  safe working load:  Unknown
    Conducting Cable Length:  0  m , safe working load:  0  tons
    Trawl winch length:  Unknown , safe working load:  Unknown
    Other Winches:
      Length:  Unknown , safe working load:  Unknown
  Gantry: Position: Main Deck Aft, Main Deck Port

Clearance above deck:  6.4  m , and outboard extension:  2.5  m


Safe working load at maximum reach:  9  tons

  Crane: Position: Main Deck Aft Port, Upper Deck Mid

Clearance above deck:  Unknown  and outboard extension:  8  m


Safe working load at maximum reach:  9  tons

  Other:   Unknown

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Vessel Construction and Maintenance Supervision

  Construction Supervised by: Canadian Coast Guard
  Classification Society: Canadian Marine
  Others, Specify: Construction & Modifications approved by ABS
OCEANIC - Ships Schedules & Information Pages
University of Delaware, College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment
Lewes, Delaware  19958
Phone:  (302) 645-4225