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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: FPCS
Owner: Institut Franšais de Recherche pour l'Exploitation de la Mer (IFREMER)
Operator: Genavir
Contact: Jean Xavier Castrec
Address: Institut Franšais de Recherche pour l'Exploitation de la Mer
155, rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau
92138 Issy-les-Moulineaux Cedex France
Telephone: (33) 01 46 48 21 00
Fax: (33) 01 46 48 21 21
Year Built: 1978
Ship URL: Link to Ship Home Page

Ship Schedule URL:


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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 24.5  m
  Breadth: 7.4  m
  Freeboard to working deck: 1.3  m
  Max. draft: 3.6  m

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Main Vessel Activity

  Main Activity:
  Operating Area: Atlantic Ocean
  Navy Grids Supported:

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Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: 135.4  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: Unknown
  Fuel: 25  m3
  Wet Labs Area: 5.7  m2
  Dry Lab Area: Unknown
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
15.5  m3
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: Unknown
  Scientific Clean Water Generation: 1x5m3/h supplying thermosalinometer and wet laboratory
  Free Working Deck Area: 50  m2
  Space for container lab: Location for one 10-ft container  m
  Radioactive Isotope Work Areas: Unknown

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Range, Speed and Endurance

  Range: Unknown
  Cruising Speed: Unknown
  Max. Speed: 9.5  kts.
  Endurance: Unknown

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  Officers: 4
  Other crew: 2
  Scientists: 6
  Air Conditioned:  No

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Data Processing Equipment:

  Computers: Unknown
  Printing/Plotting: Unknown

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CTD Specifications:

  CTD Aboard: Only winch on board
  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:  Poyaud A 12150M
Power (BHP) each engine:  265KW
Propeller Diameter:  1.72   m Max. RPM:   340
Total power auxiliary diesels:  Unknown
  Electrical Systems:  


 Voltages: 380
     kVA: 180
    Phases: 3


50  Hz

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: OLEX navigation software and electric map; Brown SGB 1000 gyrocompass; NECO 728 MK2 automatic pilot; I2e ANTEA electromagnetic log; Sercel VEGA Syledis receiver; Sercel NR 103 differential receiver; Furuno FR 2115 radar; Furuno 8100 DA radar.
  Communications Equipment: SMDSM Sailor radio station
  Satellite Communications Equipment: Inmarsat M
  GPS: 2xSERCEL NR 103

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Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: Furuno FCV 582 echosounder - 50 and 200 kHz
  Sonar Type: Unknown
  Sea Surface Mapping System: Unknown
  Side Scanning: Unknown
  Multibeam: Unknown
  Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler: Unknown
  Silent Ship Operations: Unknown

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  Winches: 3  
    Steel Wire Length: 1000  m,  safe working load:  82.5  tons
    Conducting Cable Length:  400  m , safe working load:  2.1  tons
    Trawl winch length:  Unknown , safe working load:  Unknown
    Other Winches:
      Length:  Unknown , safe working load:  Unknown
  Gantry: Position: Stern part of main deck. Rotating A-frame

Clearance above deck:  4  m , and outboard extension:  1.7  m


Safe working load at maximum reach:  3  tons

  Crane: Position: Deck

Clearance above deck:  Unknown  and outboard extension:  8.4  m


Safe working load at maximum reach:  1.3  tons

  Other:   Unknown

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Vessel Construction and Maintenance Supervision

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