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Vessel Data and Contact Information for the

Last Updated - 5/3/2001
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: Norway

NODC Code:

    Call Sign: LGKI
Owner: Norwegian Polar Institute
Operator: Troms Fylkes Dampskibsselskap
Contact: Oystein Mikelborg
Address: Norwegian Polar Institute
Polar Environment Center
N-9296 Tromso, Norway
Telephone: +47 77 75 05 63
Fax: +47 95 61 29 36
Year Built: 1978
Ship URL: Link to Ship Home Page

Ship Schedule URL:

Ship Schedule via its Home Page

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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 60.8  m
  Breadth: 12.6  m
  Freeboard to working deck: 3  m
  Max. draft: 6.5  m

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Main Vessel Activity

  Main Activity: Oceanography, marine biology, logistic support
  Operating Area: Primarily arctic (Svalbard), secondarily Antarctica
  Navy Grids Supported:

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Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: 1334  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: 615  m3
  Fuel: 700  m3
  Wet Labs Area: 25  m2
  Dry Lab Area: 46  m2
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
70  m3
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: 10  m3/day
  Scientific Clean Water Generation: No
  Free Working Deck Area: 180  m2
  Space for container lab: One 20' containerlab on main deck  m
  Radioactive Isotope Work Areas: No  m

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Range, Speed and Endurance

  Range: 21000  nautical miles
  Cruising Speed: 10.5  kts.
  Max. Speed: 13.7  kts.
  Endurance: 85  days

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  Officers: 6
  Other crew: 7
  Scientists: 25
  Air Conditioned:  No

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Data Processing Equipment:

  Computers: 3 Pentium III (450-733 mHz)
  Printing/Plotting: b/w laser printer, colour inkjet printer

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CTD Specifications:

  CTD Aboard: Seabird 911
  CTD Type: Unknown
  CTD Tow able: No
  CTD Oxygen Sensing: No
  CTD Transmissivity: No
  CTD Fluormeter: Yes, Wetstar
  CTD Rosette: SBE 32 12x8 liter bottles

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Coring Specifications:

  Coring Capabilities Aboard: Can operate coring equipment. However no coring equipment permanently onboard
  Grab Sampler: No
  Box Corer: No
  Gravity Corer: No
  Piston Corer: No
  Multi Corer: No

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Underwater Vehicle Capabilities:

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

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Diving Support:

  Diving Capabilities: 300 bar compressors

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Engineering Design Particulars


Ice Breaking Ability:

Yes, DnV ICE 1A certificate

Hull Materials:

  Dynamic Positioning Ability: Unknown
  Engines: Main engine(s): number:  1   make:  MAK 453
Power (BHP) each engine:  3200
Propeller Diameter:  2.75   m Max. RPM:   240
Total power auxiliary diesels:  1740   HP
  Electrical Systems:  


 Voltages: 380V and 220V
     kVA: 1600
    Phases: 3/3


50/50  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: Transas NaviSailor electronic chart system, Norcontrol databridge
  Communications Equipment: Sailor 2000 series radio station covering GMDSS A3 area
  Satellite Communications Equipment: Inmarsat A, Inmarsat C, Iridium

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Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: 7, 18, 38, 50 and 120 kHz
  Sonar Type: Furuno CSH 20
  Sea Surface Mapping System: No
  Side Scanning: Not permanently. Winch with 1500m cable and recovery boom installed.
  Multibeam: none
  Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler: RD Instruments BB 150 WM
  Silent Ship Operations: No

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  Winches: 1  
    Steel Wire Length: 6000  m,  safe working load:  13.5  tons
    Conducting Cable Length:  5000  m , safe working load:  1.5  tons
    Trawl winch length:  1000  m , safe working load:  10  tons
    Other Winches:
      Length:  Unknown , safe working load:  Unknown
  Gantry: Position: Main deck, port side

Clearance above deck:  4.2  m , and outboard extension:  4.2  m


Safe working load at maximum reach:  1.5  tons

  Crane: Position: Main deck

Clearance above deck:  Unknown  and outboard extension:  9  m


Safe working load at maximum reach:  10  tons

  Other:   Unknown

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Vessel Construction and Maintenance Supervision

  Construction Supervised by: Det Norske Veritas
  Classification Society: Det Norske Veritas: Det Norske Veritas +A1, ICE -1
  Others, Specify: HELDK, OILREC, E 0
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