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Vessel Data and Contact Information for the
Hakon Mosby

Last Updated - 5/7/2004
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: LJIT
Owner: University of Bergen
Operator: Geophysical Institute of the University of Bergen and Institute of Marine Research (IMR)
Contact: Per W. Nieuwejaar
Address: Institute of Marine Research
Rederiavdelingen, Postboks, 1870 Nordnes
N-5024 Bergen Norway
Telephone: + 47 55 23 68 49
Fax: +47 55 23 85 32
Year Built: 1980
Ship URL: Link to Ship Home Page

Ship Schedule URL:

Ship Schedule via its Home Page

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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 47.24  m
  Breadth: 10.32  m
  Freeboard to working deck: 2.4  m
  Max. draft: 5  m

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Main Vessel Activity

  Main Activity: Stock assessment,oceanography,small scale seismic survey,bottom sediment sampling,student training
  Operating Area: Norwegian Economical Zone, including costal waters of Spitsbergen
  Navy Grids Supported:

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Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: 497  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: Unknown
  Fuel: 160  m3
  Wet Labs Area: 20  m2
  Dry Lab Area: 30  m2
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
46  m3
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: 4  m3/day
  Scientific Clean Water Generation: Yes, (Millipore)
  Free Working Deck Area: 140  m2
  Space for container lab: 2 x 4  m
  Radioactive Isotope Work Areas: Unknown

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Range, Speed and Endurance

  Range: 6500  nautical miles
  Cruising Speed: 11  kts.
  Max. Speed: 14  kts.
  Endurance: 21  days

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  Officers: 4
  Other crew: 9
  Scientists: 16
  Air Conditioned:  Yes

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Data Processing Equipment:

  Computers: Pcs and UNIX workstations in network
  Printing/Plotting: A3 LaserColorPrinter, Laserprinter and Ink Printers

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CTD Specifications:

  CTD Aboard: CTD Neil Brown MkIII
  CTD Type: Seabird 911plus w/water sampling rosette
  CTD Tow able: yes
  CTD Oxygen Sensing: Yes, SBE 43
  CTD Transmissivity: yes
  CTD Fluormeter: yes
  CTD Rosette: yes

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Coring Specifications:

  Coring Capabilities Aboard: yes
  Grab Sampler: yes
  Box Corer: yes
  Gravity Corer: yes
  Piston Corer: yes
  Multi Corer: yes

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Underwater Vehicle Capabilities:

  Underwater Vehicle Support: yes
  ROVs: Aglantha, 2000 m depth rating
  AUVs: Unknown
  Submersibles: Unknown

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Diving Support:

  Diving Capabilities: none

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Engineering Design Particulars


Ice Breaking Ability:


Hull Materials:

  Dynamic Positioning Ability: Unknown
  Engines: Main engine(s): number:  1   make:  Normo LDBM-9, DIESEL
Power (BHP) each engine:  1500
Propeller Diameter:  2.3   m Max. RPM:   135
Total power auxiliary diesels:  562   HP
  Electrical Systems:  


 Voltages: 380/220V
     kVA: 300
    Phases: 3


50  Hz

Stabilized System:   VAC   AMPs    Hz



  Unknown   Volts with  Unknown  Volts Max


Fixed Equipment

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Navigation and Communication:

  Navigational Equipment: Radar: S-band & X-band
  Communications Equipment: Inmarsat C, Skanti TRP 9000 w/duplication and radiotelex, Sailor RT 2047, Skanti TRP 3000 w/duplication
  Satellite Communications Equipment: Sealink 128 kbps
  GPS: Sea path 200 GPS, ASHTECH GG24 GPS, Trimble NT 200 D GPS

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Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: EK500 18,38 , 120 and 200 kHz split beam
  Sonar Type: Fisheries
  Sea Surface Mapping System: Unknown
  Side Scanning: Unknown
  Multibeam: Yes, Geopulse 3,7 kHz penetration profiler
  Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler: Unknown
  Silent Ship Operations: Unknown

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  Winches: 2  
    Steel Wire Length: 5000  m,  safe working load:  0.5  tons
    Conducting Cable Length:  4000  m , safe working load:  1  tons
    Trawl winch length:  5000  m , safe working load:  2  tons
    Other Winches:
      Length:  Unknown , safe working load:  Unknown
  Gantry: Position: Midships

Clearance above deck:  4  m , and outboard extension:  2  m


Safe working load at maximum reach:  Unknown

  Crane: Position: Stern

Clearance above deck:  9  m  and outboard extension:  7  m


Safe working load at maximum reach:  3  tons

  Other:   2x1t/3,5 m ; 1x1t/4m

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Vessel Construction and Maintenance Supervision

  Construction Supervised by: Unknown
  Classification Society: Det Norske Veritas
  Others, Specify: Unknown
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