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Vessel Data and Contact Information for the

Last Updated - 3/21/2005
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: Portugal

NODC Code:

    Call Sign: Unknown
Operator: Instituto Português de Investigação das Pescas e do Mar - IPIMAR
Contact: Eng. Joaquim Pissarra
Address: Instituto Português de Investigação das Pescas e do Mar - IPIMAR
Av. Brasilia
1499-066 Lisbon, Portugal
Telephone: +351 21 3027000 / +351 7517899
Year Built: 1969
Ship URL: Link to Ship Home Page

Ship Schedule URL:


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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 46.55  m
  Breadth: 9.3  m
  Freeboard to working deck: 3  m
  Max. draft: 4.4  m

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Main Vessel Activity

  Main Activity: Fisheries and oceanography
  Operating Area:
  Navy Grids Supported:

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Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: 476  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: Unknown
  Fuel: 146  m3
  Wet Labs Area: 30  m2
  Dry Lab Area: 68  m2
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
50  m3
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: 10  m3/day
  Scientific Clean Water Generation: Unknown
  Free Working Deck Area: 80  m2
  Space for container lab: Unknown
  Radioactive Isotope Work Areas: Unknown

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Range, Speed and Endurance

  Range: 7000  nautical miles
  Cruising Speed: 11  kts.
  Max. Speed: 12.5  kts.
  Endurance: 30  days

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  Officers: 4
  Other crew: 13
  Scientists: 19
  Air Conditioned:  Yes

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Data Processing Equipment:

  Computers: Unknown
  Printing/Plotting: Unknown

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CTD Specifications:

  CTD Aboard: Unknown
  CTD Type: Unknown
  CTD Tow able: Unknown
  CTD Oxygen Sensing: Unknown
  CTD Transmissivity: Unknown
  CTD Fluormeter: Unknown
  CTD Rosette: Unknown

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Coring Specifications:

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

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Underwater Vehicle Capabilities:

  Underwater Vehicle Support: Unknown
  ROVs: Unknown
  AUVs: Unknown
  Submersibles: Unknown

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Diving Support:

  Diving Capabilities: Unknown

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Engineering Design Particulars


Ice Breaking Ability:


Hull Materials:

  Dynamic Positioning Ability: Unknown
  Engines: Main engine(s): number:  2   make:  Diesel
Power (BHP) each engine:  1200 at 1200rpm
Propeller Diameter:  Unknown
  m Max. RPM:   240
Total power auxiliary diesels:  Unknown
  Electrical Systems:  


 Voltages: 380/220V /220V
     kVA: 200/135
    Phases: 3/3


50/50  Hz

Stabilized System:  Unknown  VAC  Unknown  AMPs   Unknown  Hz



  2x45   Volts with  90  Volts Max


Fixed Equipment

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Navigation and Communication:

  Navigational Equipment: Radar SatNav Gyro EMLog
  Communications Equipment: Fax SatCom
  Satellite Communications Equipment: yes
  GPS: yes

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Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: Unknown
  Sonar Type: Fisheries
  Sea Surface Mapping System: Unknown
  Side Scanning: Unknown
  Multibeam: Unknown
  Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler: Unknown
  Silent Ship Operations: Silent Ship

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  Winches: 3  
    Steel Wire Length: 6000  m,  safe working load:  1  tons
    Conducting Cable Length:  Unknown , safe working load:  Unknown
    Trawl winch length:  Unknown , safe working load:  Unknown
    Other Winches:
      Length:  4000  m , safe working load:  3  tons
  Gantry: Position: Stern

Clearance above deck:  3  m , and outboard extension:  Unknown


Safe working load at maximum reach:  Unknown

  Crane: Position: Stern

Clearance above deck:  6  m  and outboard extension:  6  m


Safe working load at maximum reach:  5  tons

  Other:   Bathysounder Winch; Plankton Winch

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Vessel Construction and Maintenance Supervision

  Construction Supervised by: Unknown
  Classification Society: RINAVE
  Others, Specify: Unknown
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