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Vessel Data and Contact Information for the

Last Updated - 3/2/2004
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: France

NODC Code:

    Call Sign: FKJB
Owner: Institut Franšais de Recherche pour l'Exploitation de la Mer (IFREMER)
Operator: Genavir
Contact: Jean Xavier Castrec
Address: French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea
155, rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau
92138 Issy-les-Moulineaux Cedex, France
Telephone: (33) 146482100
Fax: (33) 146482121
Year Built: 1993
Ship URL: Link to Ship Home Page

Ship Schedule URL:


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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 29.6  m
  Breadth: 10.6  m
  Freeboard to working deck: 2.2  m
  Max. draft: 3.45  m

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Main Vessel Activity

  Main Activity: Multipurpose Research Vessel
  Operating Area: Mediterranean
  Navy Grids Supported:

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Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: 335  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: 100  m3
  Fuel: 32  m3
  Wet Labs Area: 16  m2
  Dry Lab Area: 7  m2
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
18  m3
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: Unknown
  Scientific Clean Water Generation: Unknown
  Free Working Deck Area: 60  m2
  Space for container lab: Site for 1 laboratory container 20 ft (or 2 x 10 ft)  m
  Radioactive Isotope Work Areas: Unknown

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Range, Speed and Endurance

  Range: Unknown
  Cruising Speed: 9  kts.
  Max. Speed: 10  kts.
  Endurance: 5  days

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  Officers: 4
  Other crew: 4
  Scientists: 8
  Air Conditioned:  Yes

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Data Processing Equipment:

  Computers: PC SUN
  Printing/Plotting: Unknown

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CTD Specifications:

  CTD Aboard: CTD winch
  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: Main Gantry SWL5T
  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: yes
  ROVs: yes
  AUVs: yes
  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: no
  Engines: Main engine(s): number:  2   make:  SACM Diesel
Power (BHP) each engine:  462.6 HP
Propeller Diameter:  1.8   m Max. RPM:   280
Total power auxiliary diesels:  480   HP
  Electrical Systems:  


 Voltages: 220/380
     kVA: 230
    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: OLEX navigation software; diff. GPS receiver-2xSercel NR 103; corrections RTCM - Marinestar; gyrocompass SGB 1000 - Brown; electromagnetic log - Sagem LH 92; auto pilot - NECO 828; 2 radars - Racal-Decca Bridgemaster C
  Communications Equipment: Station SMDSM 45 M
  Satellite Communications Equipment: Inmarsat M Nera
  GPS: 2x Sercel NR 103

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Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: Unknown
  Sonar Type: SIMRAD SR 240
  Sea Surface Mapping System: Unknown
  Side Scanning: no
  Multibeam: none
  Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler: none
  Silent Ship Operations: Unknown

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  Winches: 1  
    Steel Wire Length: 5000  m,  safe working load:  4.5  tons
    Conducting Cable Length:  3200  m , safe working load:  2.1  tons
    Trawl winch length:  2700  m , safe working load:  4.5  tons
    Other Winches:
      Length:  3200  m , safe working load:  2.4  tons
  Gantry: Position: Aft deck

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


Safe working load at maximum reach:  5  tons

  Crane: Position: rear deck; front deck

Clearance above deck:  Unknown  and outboard extension:  8.2  m


Safe working load at maximum reach:  1.38  tons

  Other:   Unknown

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Vessel Construction and Maintenance Supervision

  Construction Supervised by: Unknown
  Classification Society: BUREAU VERITAS
  Others, Specify: Unknown
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