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El Austral

Ship Name: El Austral (Argentina)                      US NODC Code: 08EA           Conicet - Consejo Nacional De Investigaciones Cientificas Y Technic

Contact: President Conicet
Operator: Conicet
         Rivadavia 1917
         Buenos Aires 1033  Argentina
  Phone: 9537230

Length (M):  44.30       Range (n. mi.):      4000        Crew:           11
Beam (M):     8.20       Endurance (days):                Officers:        3
Draft (M):    5.30       Cruise speed (kt):    8.0        Scientists:     11
Gross Tons:    490       Max. speed (kt):      0.0        Air Cond.:      no
Power (HP):    400       Aux. Power (HP):      180

Main vessel activity
     Oceanography Hydrography
     Year built: 30
     Ocean area where vessel operates: Atlantic, Southwest
Capacities and working spaces
     Dry cargo holds:                     0m3
     Fuel:                               30m3
     Fresh water:                        20m3
     Wet laboratories (total area):      20m2
     Dry laboratories (total area):      24m2
     Fresh water generator capacity:      4m3
     Freeboard to working deck:         2.0m
     Free working deck area:             80m2
     Space for container laboratory:      0m x     3m
Design Particulars
     Hull materials: Steel
Energy sources
     Main engine(s): number:  1 make: Diesel    model:
     Power (BHP) each main engine:    400 at    350rpm
     Diameter and max. rpm propeller:      1.600m     350rpm
     Total power auxiliary diesels:    180HP
Electrical systems
     AC Voltage:    200/     0V, total     70kVA,      0phase,     50Hz
     AC Voltage:    110/     0V, total     70kVA,      0phase,     50Hz
     DC Voltage:    110V, total     50V
     Stabilized system for scientific equipment:    220VAC      0AMP     50Hz
Fixed equipment
     Navigation and communication
     Nav. equip: Radar SatNav Gyro DopLog
     Comm sat:
     Echosounders for scientific research:     12kHz
     Sonar: Fisheries Geological
     Provisions for silent ship operation: Silent Ship
     Oceanographic winches:   number:  2
       Steel wire length:         3000m, safe working load:      0tons
       Conducting cable length:   3600m, safe working load:      1tons
       Trawl winch length:        1400m, safe working load:     17tons
       Other, specify:
                   length:           0m, safe working load:      0tons
       Clearance above deck:   0m and outboard extension:   0m
       Safe working load at max. reach:     0tons
       Clearance above deck:   0m and outboard extension:   0m
       Safe working load at max. reach:     0tons
     Other winches for instruments or sampling: Bt Winch

Electronic data processing equipment permanently available on board
     Computer: 3 PC'S:
Vessel construction and maintenance supervision
     Construction supervised by:
       Classification Society: LLOYDS REGISTER
       Others, specify:
Published vessel data
     Magazine: Bariloche Hoy                        Date: 04-jun-1984

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