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Vessel Data and Contact Information for the

Last Updated - 2/27/2004
Main Activities
Capacities & Workspaces
Range, Speed, Endurance
DP Equipment
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Underwater Vehicles
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Engineering Design
Navigation & Communications
Acoustics & Profiling
Winches, Gantries & Cranes
Country: Germany

NODC Code:

    Call Sign: DBBI
Owner: Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Housing
Operator: Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Housing
Contact: Poeschke , Hans-Joachim
Address: Bundesamt fuer Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie (BSH)
Ferderal Maritime and Hydrpraphic Agency
Bernhard-Nocht-Str. 78, 20359 Hamburg
Telephone: ++49 40-3190-4500
Fax: ++49 40-3190-5000
Year Built: 1987
Ship URL: Link to Ship Home Page

Ship Schedule URL:

Ship Schedule via its Home Page

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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 51.4  m
  Breadth: 11.4  m
  Freeboard to working deck: 5.2  m
  Max. draft: 3.45  m

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Main Vessel Activity

  Main Activity: Measurement and Monitoring
  Operating Area: North Sea/ Baltic Sea
  Navy Grids Supported:

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Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: 950  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: 50  m3
  Fuel: 91  m3
  Wet Labs Area: 15  m2
  Dry Lab Area: 10  m2
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: 3  m3/day
  Scientific Clean Water Generation: Unknown
  Free Working Deck Area: 100  m2
  Space for container lab: 3 x 3  m
  Radioactive Isotope Work Areas: Unknown

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Range, Speed and Endurance

  Range: 4800  nautical miles
  Cruising Speed: 10  kts.
  Max. Speed: 11.4  kts.
  Endurance: 18  days

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  Officers: 3
  Other crew: 17
  Scientists: 7
  Air Conditioned: Unknown

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Data Processing Equipment:

  Computers: HP 300
  Printing/Plotting: Unknown

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CTD Specifications:

  CTD Aboard: no
  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: no
  ROVs: Unknown
  AUVs: Unknown
  Submersibles: Unknown

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Diving Support:

  Diving Capabilities: no

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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 1500rpm
Propeller Diameter:  1.9   m Max. RPM:   290
Total power auxiliary diesels:  140   HP
  Electrical Systems:  


 Voltages: 380/0V 380/220V
     kVA: 897/96
    Phases: 3/3


50/50  Hz

Stabilized System:   VAC   AMPs    Hz



  24V   Volts with  Unknown  Volts Max


Fixed Equipment

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Navigation and Communication:

  Navigational Equipment: Radar Loran Decca SatNav Gyro EMLog DopLog
  Communications Equipment: Funk, telefon, E-mail
  Satellite Communications Equipment: yes
  GPS: yes

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Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: 30kHz 210kHz
  Sonar Type: Sector-scan
  Sea Surface Mapping System: Unknown
  Side Scanning: Unknown
  Multibeam: Unknown
  Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler: Unknown
  Silent Ship Operations: Unknown

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  Winches: 2  
    Steel Wire Length: 200  m,  safe working load:  1  tons
    Conducting Cable Length:  600  m , safe working load:  1  tons
    Trawl winch length:  250  m , safe working load:  3  tons
    Other Winches:
      Length:  Unknown , safe working load:  Unknown
  Gantry: Position: Stern

Clearance above deck:  6  m , and outboard extension:  1  m


Safe working load at maximum reach:  3  tons

  Crane: Position: Stern

Clearance above deck:  9  m  and outboard extension:  7  m


Safe working load at maximum reach:  4  tons

  Other:   Unknown

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Vessel Construction and Maintenance Supervision

  Construction Supervised by: Unknown
  Classification Society: germanscher lloyd
  Others, Specify: Unknown
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