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Vessel Data and Contact Information for the
G. O. Sars

Last Updated - 5/6/2004
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: Unknown
Owner: Institute of Marine Research
Operator: Institute of Marine Research
Contact: Per W. Nieuwejaar
Address: Institute of Marine Research, Research Vessel Department,
P.O. Box, 1870 Nordnes,
N-5817 Bergen, Norway
Telephone: + 47 55 23 68 49
Fax: +47 55 23 85 32
Year Built: 2003
Ship URL: Link to Ship Home Page

Ship Schedule URL:

Ship Schedule via its Home Page

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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 77.5  m
  Breadth: 16.4  m
  Freeboard to working deck: 5  m
  Max. draft: 7.5  m

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Main Vessel Activity

  Main Activity: Fishery research, oceanography, small scale seismic, bottom coring, student training
  Operating Area: Barents sea, Norwegian sea, North sea, Eastern North Atlantic
  Navy Grids Supported:

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Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: 4067  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: Unknown
  Fuel: 500  m3
  Wet Labs Area: 7.95  m2
  Dry Lab Area: 18  m2
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
170  m3
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: 10  m3/day
  Scientific Clean Water Generation: yes
  Free Working Deck Area: 4.5  m2
  Space for container lab: yes  m
  Radioactive Isotope Work Areas: Unknown

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Range, Speed and Endurance

  Range: 18000  nautical miles
  Cruising Speed: 11  kts.
  Max. Speed: 17  kts.
  Endurance: 45  days

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  Officers: 7
  Other crew: 8
  Scientists: 30
  Air Conditioned: Unknown

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Data Processing Equipment:

  Computers: Pcs and UNIX workstations in network
  Printing/Plotting: A1 color printer, color laser printer, laser printer and ink printers

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CTD Specifications:

  CTD Aboard: yes
  CTD Type: SBE 911plus/x2
  CTD Tow able: no
  CTD Oxygen Sensing: SBE 43
  CTD Transmissivity: Unknown
  CTD Fluormeter: Aquatracker III, 6000 m
  CTD Rosette: SBE 32 12 bottle/SBE 32 24 bottle (10 litre)

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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: Yes (Aglantha)
  AUVs: Yes (Hugin)
  Submersibles: no

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Diving Support:

  Diving Capabilities: no

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Engineering Design Particulars


Ice Breaking Ability:


Hull Materials:

  Dynamic Positioning Ability: Yes, Diesel, 2 DC - motors
  Engines: Main engine(s): number:  3   make:  Diesels; Wartsila / W6L32, DC motors, TECO westi
Power (BHP) each engine:  2700
Propeller Diameter:  4.2   m Max. RPM:   160
Total power auxiliary diesels:  Unknown
  Electrical Systems:  


 Voltages: Unknown
     kVA: Unknown
    Phases: Unknown



Stabilized System:  Unknown  VAC  Unknown  AMPs   Unknown  Hz



  Unknown   Volts with  Unknown  Volts Max


Fixed Equipment

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Navigation and Communication:

  Navigational Equipment: 2 radars; 2x dGPS
  Communications Equipment: Radio Plant according to GMDSS A4, 2 x VHF with DSC
  Satellite Communications Equipment: Sealink 128 kb/s
  GPS: Seapath 200, 2 x Leica dGPS

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Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: EK60 18, 38, 70, 120, 200, 400 kHz Split beam
  Sonar Type: Simrad SM2000 and SP70
  Sea Surface Mapping System: no
  Side Scanning: no
  Multibeam: Simrad EM1002, EM300 and Topas PS018 Parametric sub.bottom profiler
  Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler: RDI VM 75 and 150 kHz
  Silent Ship Operations: Unknown

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  Winches: 13  
    Steel Wire Length: Unknown  safe working load:  Unknown
    Conducting Cable Length:  Unknown , safe working load:  Unknown
    Trawl winch length:  Unknown , safe working load:  Unknown
    Other Winches:
      Length:  Unknown , safe working load:  35  tons
  Gantry: Position: Unknown

Clearance above deck:  Unknown , and outboard extension:  Unknown


Safe working load at maximum reach:  Unknown

  Crane: Position: Stern, Midships

Clearance above deck:  6  m  and outboard extension:  Unknown


Safe working load at maximum reach:  24  tons

  Other:   Hydrographic Winch

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Vessel Construction and Maintenance Supervision

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