Bei Dou

Ship Name: Bei Dou (China)                             US NODC Code:           Yellow Sea Fisheries Research Institute

Contact: Prof. Qisheng Tang
Operator: Yellow Sea Fisheries Research Institute (Ysfri)
         19 Laiyang Road
         Qingdao, Shandong 266003  China
  Phone: 0532 2869103
    Fax: 2870702
  Cable: QUINGDAO 4282

Length (M):  56.20       Range (n. mi.):      9000        Crew:           12
Beam (M):    12.50       Endurance (days):      30        Officers:       10
Draft (M):    6.50       Cruise speed (kt):   12.0        Scientists:      8
Gross Tons:   1147       Max. speed (kt):     13.7        Air Cond.:     yes
Power (HP):   2250       Aux. Power (HP):      700

Main vessel activity
     Year built: 84
     Ocean area where vessel operates: Yellow Sea; East China Sea
Capacities and working spaces
     Dry cargo holds:                    53m3
     Fuel:                              300m3
     Fresh water:                        60m3
     Wet laboratories (total area):      25m2
     Dry laboratories (total area):      25m2
     Fresh water generator capacity:      4m3
     Freeboard to working deck:         2.7m
     Free working deck area:             60m2
     Space for container laboratory:      4m x     6m
Design Particulars
     Hull materials: Steel
Energy sources
     Main engine(s): number:  1 make: Diesel    model:
     Power (BHP) each main engine:   2250 at    825rpm
     Diameter and max. rpm propeller:      3.000m     164rpm
     Total power auxiliary diesels:    700HP
Electrical systems
     AC Voltage:    220/   380V, total   1140kVA,      3phase,     50Hz
     AC Voltage:    220/   380V, total    560kVA,      3phase,     50Hz
     DC Voltage:      0V, total      0V
     Stabilized system for scientific equipment:    220VAC     10AMP     50Hz
Fixed equipment
     Navigation and communication
     Nav. equip: Radar Loran SatNav Gyro DopLog
     Comms: Fax SatCom
     Comm sat:
     Echosounders for scientific research:     38kHz    120kHz
     Sonar: Fisheries
     Provisions for silent ship operation:
     Oceanographic winches:   number:  1
       Steel wire length:         3500m, safe working load:      1tons
       Conducting cable length:      0m, safe working load:      0tons
       Trawl winch length:           0m, safe working load:      0tons
       Other, specify:
                   length:           0m, safe working load:      0tons
       Position: Midships
       Clearance above deck:   7m and outboard extension:   6m
       Safe working load at max. reach:     3tons
       Position: Stern, Midships
       Clearance above deck:   9m and outboard extension:   4m
       Safe working load at max. reach:     3tons
     Other winches for instruments or sampling:

Electronic data processing equipment permanently available on board
     Computer: IBM 80386:
Vessel construction and maintenance supervision
     Construction supervised by:
       Classification Society: DNV,CLASS A1A
       Others, specify:
Published vessel data
     Magazine: Marine Fisheries Research            Issue:            11  Date: 01-jan-1990

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