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Vessel Data and Contact Information for the
Arni Fridriksson

Last Updated - 7/9/2003
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: Iceland

NODC Code:

    Call Sign: TFNA
Owner: Government of Iceland/ Marine Research Institute
Operator: Marine Research Institute, Reykjavik, Iceland
Contact: Vignir Thoroddsen
Address: Marine Research Institute
Skulagata 4
Reykjavik 101 Iceland
Telephone: +354-552-0240
Fax: +354-562-3790
Year Built: 2000
Ship URL: Link to Ship Home Page

Ship Schedule URL:


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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 69.9  m
  Breadth: 14  m
  Freeboard to working deck: Unknown
  Max. draft: 6.8  m

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Main Vessel Activity

  Main Activity: Fisheries research and oceanography
  Operating Area: Icelandic waters
  Navy Grids Supported:

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Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: 2233  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: Unknown
  Fuel: 430  m3
  Wet Labs Area: Unknown
  Dry Lab Area: Unknown
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
60  m3
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: Unknown
  Scientific Clean Water Generation: Unknown
  Free Working Deck Area: 90  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: 16  kts.
  Max. Speed: Unknown
  Endurance: 30  days

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  Officers: Unknown
  Other crew: 15
  Scientists: 17
  Air Conditioned: Unknown

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Data Processing Equipment:

  Computers: Sun sparc station
  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:  4   make:  EUTZ MWM four-stroke Diesel engines TBD616V12
Power (BHP) each engine:  2020
Propeller Diameter:  Unknown
  m Max. RPM:   1200
Total power auxiliary diesels:  580   HP
  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: Furuno FAR-282355 S-band radar, Furuno FR2115 X-band radar; Anschutz std 20 gyrocompass; Speed log; Echo-sounder
  Communications Equipment: Type B and type C Inmarsats; Silor 250 W radio station; VHF; 5 NMT Mobile Telephones; Facimile
  Satellite Communications Equipment: Unknown
  GPS: Trimble NT200D DGPS satellite

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Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: 120kHz 38kHz
  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: 1  
    Steel Wire Length: 2000  m,  safe working load:  1  tons
    Conducting Cable Length:  2500  m , safe working load:  3  tons
    Trawl winch length:  Unknown , safe working load:  Unknown
    Other Winches:
      Length:  500  m , safe working load:  3  tons
  Gantry: Position: Unknown

Clearance above deck:  Unknown , and outboard extension:  Unknown


Safe working load at maximum reach:  Unknown

  Crane: Position: Midships

Clearance above deck:  10  m  and outboard extension:  9  m


Safe working load at maximum reach:  1  tons

  Other:   Unknown

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Vessel Construction and Maintenance Supervision

  Construction Supervised by: Unknown
  Classification Society: Lloyds
  Others, Specify: Unknown
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Phone:  (302) 645-4225