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Vessel Data and Contact Information for the

Last Updated - 11/7/2019
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: Saudi Arabia

NODC Code:

    Call Sign: HZKU
Owner: King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Operator: Coastal and Marine Resources Core Laboratory
Telephone: +966128082307
Year Built: 2000
Ship URL: Link to Ship Home Page

Ship Schedule URL:


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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 33.45  m
  Breadth: 7.6  m
  Freeboard to working deck: 1.6  m
  Max. draft: 3.8  m

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Main Vessel Activity

  Main Activity: Oceanographic Sampling, Survey
  Operating Area: Red Sea
  Navy Grids Supported:

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Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: 135  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: Unknown
  Fuel: 55  m3
  Wet Labs Area: Unknown
  Dry Lab Area: Unknown
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
15  m3
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: Unknown
  Scientific Clean Water Generation: Thermo
  Free Working Deck Area: 50.5  m2
  Space for container lab: N/A  m
  Radioactive Isotope Work Areas: N/A  m

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Range, Speed and Endurance

  Range: 4000  nautical miles
  Cruising Speed: 10  kts.
  Max. Speed: 11.5  kts.
  Endurance: 21  days

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  Officers: 3
  Other crew: 5
  Scientists: 13
  Air Conditioned:  Yes

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Data Processing Equipment:

  Computers: Unknown
  Printing/Plotting: Unknown

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CTD Specifications:

  CTD Aboard: Yes
  CTD Type: Seabird SBE 911 plus, Idronaut 316
  CTD Tow able: No
  CTD Oxygen Sensing: Yes
  CTD Transmissivity: Unknown
  CTD Fluormeter: Yes
  CTD Rosette: 24 x 10ltr GO 1018, 1 x 12 x 10ltr SBE 32, 1 x 12 x 5ltr SBE 32, 1 x 6 x 5 ltr GO M1018 Mini rosette

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Coring Specifications:

  Coring Capabilities Aboard: Stern deployed of gravity corer Max core length 3m
  Grab Sampler: Van veen grabs, 250cm2, 1000cm2, 2000cm2
  Box Corer: Ocean Instruments, Compact Box corer, Model BX-700
  Gravity Corer: KC Denmark Gravity corer, 1.5m and 3m cores
  Piston Corer: N/A
  Multi Corer: KC Denmark 8 x 110mm

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Underwater Vehicle Capabilities:

  Underwater Vehicle Support: Vessel can operate as diving support vessel with zodiac diving
  ROVs: Yes
  AUVs: Saab Falcon Sea Eye, 1000m survey class, Seabotix LBV 200m
  Submersibles: Unknown

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Diving Support:

  Diving Capabilities: Vessel can operate as diving support vessel with zodiac diving tender

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Engineering Design Particulars


Ice Breaking Ability:


Hull Materials:

  Dynamic Positioning Ability: N/A
  Engines: Main engine(s): number:  1   make:  1 x Caterpillar 3412C, 2 x Yanmar 6HA2M
Power (BHP) each engine:  600
Propeller Diameter:  Unknown
  m Max. RPM:   Unknown
Total power auxiliary diesels:  Unknown
  Electrical Systems:  


 Voltages: Unknown
     kVA: Unknown
    Phases: Unknown


50/60  Hz

Stabilized System:  Unknown  VAC  Unknown  AMPs   Unknown  Hz



  Unknown   Volts with  Unknown  Volts Max


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Navigation and Communication:

  Navigational Equipment: Unknown
  Communications Equipment: VHF
  Satellite Communications Equipment: VSAT

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Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: SIMRAD ER60 38kHz, 120 kHz, 200 kHz
  Sonar Type: Unknown
  Sea Surface Mapping System: Unknown
  Side Scanning: Unknown
  Multibeam: Kongsbert EM 710
  Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler: Teledyne Ocean Surveyor
  Silent Ship Operations: N/A

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  Winches: 1  
    Steel Wire Length: Unknown  safe working load:  Unknown
    Conducting Cable Length:  4000  m , safe working load:  2  tons
    Trawl winch length:  Unknown , safe working load:  Unknown
    Other Winches:
      Length:  Unknown , safe working load:  Unknown
  Gantry: Position: Stern

Clearance above deck:  Unknown , and outboard extension:  Unknown


Safe working load at maximum reach:  Unknown

  Crane: Position: 2 x stern cranes Fassi marine F110C, 1 x forward davit

Clearance above deck:  Unknown  and outboard extension:  Unknown


Safe working load at maximum reach:  Unknown

  Other:   Unknown

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Vessel Construction and Maintenance Supervision

  Construction Supervised by: Western Boat Builders
  Classification Society: L.R.
  Others, Specify: Refit 2018
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