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Vessel Data and Contact Information for the

Last Updated - 6/22/2005
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: Netherlands

NODC Code:

    Call Sign: PGRQ
Owner: Nederlands Instituut voor Onderzoek der Zee (NlOZ)
Operator: Nederlands Instituut voor Onderzoek der Zee (NlOZ)
Contact: Marieke J. Rietveld
Address: Dienst vaartuigen en logistiek
P.O.Box 59
NL-1790 AB Den Burg (Texel)
Telephone: (+31) (0)222 369375
Fax: (+31) (0)222 369480
Year Built: 1990
Ship URL: Link to Ship Home Page

Ship Schedule URL:

Ship Schedule via its Home Page

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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 66.045  m
  Breadth: 12.8  m
  Freeboard to working deck: 2.8  m
  Max. draft: 4  m

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Main Vessel Activity

  Main Activity: Oceanographic Research
  Operating Area: North Sea and nearby North Atlantic
  Navy Grids Supported: NA5, NA7, NA4, NA8, NA10, SA2, SA4, IN1, IN3, IN6

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Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: 1615  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: 96  m3
  Fuel: 200  m3
  Wet Labs Area: 30  m2
  Dry Lab Area: 15  m2
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
100  m3
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: 3  m3/day
  Scientific Clean Water Generation: Millipore equipment available
  Free Working Deck Area: 190  m2
  Space for container lab: 9 container slots, Several purpose built containers available, ie: Thermostrated wet lab and chemistry clean lab containers  m
  Radioactive Isotope Work Areas: Isotope container available  m

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Range, Speed and Endurance

  Range: 6600  nautical miles
  Cruising Speed: 11  kts.
  Max. Speed: 11.5  kts.
  Endurance: 25  days

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  Officers: 5
  Other crew: 5
  Scientists: 15
  Air Conditioned:  Yes

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Data Processing Equipment:

  Computers: Data management system onboard, Computer network based on 2 SUNs (OS Solaris), PCs in several cabins, Network connections in all cabins
  Printing/Plotting: Laserprinter

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CTD Specifications:

  CTD Aboard: Yes
  CTD Type: Seabird 911+
  CTD Tow able: Scanfish Undulating Platform + Seabird 911+
  CTD Oxygen Sensing: Seabird 43
  CTD Transmissivity: Seapoint OBS
  CTD Fluormeter: Chelsea MkIII
  CTD Rosette: NOEX bottles (Technicap) + NIOZ made sampler controller

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Coring Specifications:

  Coring Capabilities Aboard: On Request
  Grab Sampler: Van Veen grab, 50 liters
  Box Corer: 30cm diameter, round: 50cm diameter round and square
  Gravity Corer: 90, 110, 160mm diameter, max. 12 meters
  Piston Corer: 90, 110mm diameter, max 20 meters
  Multi Corer: Oktopus multicorer, 8x66mm, 4x100mm, all 610mm length

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Underwater Vehicle Capabilities:

  Underwater Vehicle Support: No
  ROVs: Unknown
  AUVs: Unknown
  Submersibles: Unknown

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Diving Support:

  Diving Capabilities: No

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Engineering Design Particulars


Ice Breaking Ability:


Hull Materials:

  Dynamic Positioning Ability: Unknown
  Engines: Main engine(s): number:  2   make:  Caterpillar, Diesel El
Power (BHP) each engine:  1300 and 1000 at 1500rpm
Propeller Diameter:  2.5   m Max. RPM:   230
Total power auxiliary diesels:  250   HP
  Electrical Systems:  


 Voltages: 220/380V
     kVA: 550
    Phases: 1/3


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: 2 Radars, UHF radio station, echsounders conform GMDSS rules, weather charts receiver, NAVTEX
  Communications Equipment: Fax via Satcom A, E-mail, shore cellular phone
  Satellite Communications Equipment: Satcom A and C
  GPS: Sercel NR103

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Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: Furuno FCV140 - 50 / 200 kHz, EK 400 Simrad
  Sonar Type: 3.5kHz bottom profiler + EPC printer/recorder
  Sea Surface Mapping System: No
  Side Scanning: No
  Multibeam: none
  Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler: RD Instruments 50kHz broadband vessel mounted ADCP
  Silent Ship Operations: Yes

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  Winches: Unknown  
    Steel Wire Length: 4000  m,  safe working load:  4  tons
    Conducting Cable Length:  4800  m , safe working load:  2  tons
    Trawl winch length:  2000  m , safe working load:  10  tons
    Other Winches:
      Length:  1500  m , safe working load:  5  tons
  Gantry: Position: Aft and SB side

Clearance above deck:  8  m , and outboard extension:  3.5  m


Safe working load at maximum reach:  10  tons

  Crane: Position: Midships SB side on pedestal

Clearance above deck:  20  m  and outboard extension:  10  m


Safe working load at maximum reach:  7.5  tons

  Other:   2 knuckleboom cranes, 2.5 tonnes

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Vessel Construction and Maintenance Supervision

  Construction Supervised by: Netherlands Shipping Inspectorate
  Classification Society: Bureau Veritas
  Others, Specify: Unknown
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