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Vessel Data and Contact Information for the

Last Updated - 2/26/2004
Main Activities
Capacities & Workspaces
Range, Speed, Endurance
DP Equipment
CTD Specs
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Underwater Vehicles
Diving Capabilities
Engineering Design
Navigation & Communications
Acoustics & Profiling
Winches, Gantries & Cranes
Country: Germany

NODC Code:

    Call Sign: DBBX
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: 1980
Ship URL: Link to Ship Home Page

Ship Schedule URL:

Ship Schedule via its Home Page

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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 68.87  m
  Breadth: 13  m
  Freeboard to working deck: 2  m
  Max. draft: 4.6  m

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Main Vessel Activity

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

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Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: 1684  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: 250  m3
  Fuel: 229  m3
  Wet Labs Area: 29.7  m2
  Dry Lab Area: 17  m2
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
99  m3
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: 6  m3/day
  Scientific Clean Water Generation: Unknown
  Free Working Deck Area: 240  m2
  Space for container lab: 1 x 20 Maindeck; 2 x 20 Forecastle Deck  m
  Radioactive Isotope Work Areas: Unknown

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Range, Speed and Endurance

  Range: 4000  nautical miles
  Cruising Speed: 11  kts.
  Max. Speed: 13.3  kts.
  Endurance: 21  days

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  Officers: 8
  Other crew: 12
  Scientists: 12
  Air Conditioned: Unknown

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Data Processing Equipment:

  Computers: PC, Data distribution system (Datadis)
  Printing/Plotting: Laser-Printer DinA4

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CTD Specifications:

  CTD Aboard: no
  CTD Type: no
  CTD Tow able: no
  CTD Oxygen Sensing: no
  CTD Transmissivity: no
  CTD Fluormeter: no
  CTD Rosette: no

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Coring Specifications:

  Coring Capabilities Aboard: No Coring equipment on Board
  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: no
  AUVs: no
  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: Unknown
  Engines: Main engine(s): number:  3   make:  Diesel, Mak
Power (BHP) each engine:  589
Propeller Diameter:  2.32   m Max. RPM:   258
Total power auxiliary diesels:  Unknown
  Electrical Systems:  


 Voltages: 660
     kVA: 3x910
    Phases: 3/3


50/50  Hz

Stabilized System:   VAC  Unknown  AMPs   Unknown  Hz



  24V   Volts with  Unknown  Volts Max


Fixed Equipment

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Navigation and Communication:

  Navigational Equipment: Radar, Transas electronic chart
  Communications Equipment: Mobil Telefon, Fax, VHF, HF
  Satellite Communications Equipment: Telefon, Fax, Telex, E-Mail
  GPS: MX 300, MX 412

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Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: Elac LAZ 4420 150 + 30 kHz; Elac LAZ 4400 150 kHZ
  Sonar Type: Elac LAZ 25 Q
  Sea Surface Mapping System: no
  Side Scanning: no
  Multibeam: none
  Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler: none
  Silent Ship Operations: Unknown

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  Winches: 1  
    Steel Wire Length: 450  m,  safe working load:  5  tons
    Conducting Cable Length:  6500  m , safe working load:  3.5  tons
    Trawl winch length:  75  m , safe working load:  3  tons
    Other Winches:
      Length:  1000  m , safe working load:  5  tons
  Gantry: Position: Stern, Starboard

Clearance above deck:  5.5  m , and outboard extension:  2.5  m


Safe working load at maximum reach:  8  tons

  Crane: Position: Working area starboard

Clearance above deck:  12  m  and outboard extension:  8  m


Safe working load at maximum reach:  8  tons

  Other:   Unknown

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Vessel Construction and Maintenance Supervision

  Construction Supervised by: Germanischer Lloyd
  Classification Society: Germanischer Lloyd
  Others, Specify: Unknown
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