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Vessel Data and Contact Information for the

Last Updated - 3/1/2006
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: DBKV
Owner: Leibniz-Institute for Marine-Science at the University of Kiel (IFM-GEOMAR)
Operator: IFM-GEOMAR, Kiel, Germany
Contact: Thomas J. Mueller
Address: Leibniz-Institut fuer Meereswissenschaften
Duesternbrooker Weg 20, D-24105 KIEL, Germany
Telephone: +49 (0)431-600-0 (switchboard)
Fax: +49 (0)431-600-1515
Year Built: 1976
Ship URL: Link to Ship Home Page

Ship Schedule URL:

Ship Schedule via its Home Page

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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 60.8  m
  Breadth: 11.4  m
  Freeboard to working deck: 1.555  m
  Max. draft: 4.5  m

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Main Vessel Activity

  Main Activity: Oceanography Fisheries Geology
  Operating Area: Baltic, North-Sea, Atlantic Ocean
  Navy Grids Supported:

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Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: 1105  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: 80.4  m3
  Fuel: 147.26  m3
  Wet Labs Area: 28.7  m2
  Dry Lab Area: 57.9  m2
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
57.1  m3
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: 7  m3/day
  Scientific Clean Water Generation: Unknown
  Free Working Deck Area: 127.5  m2
  Space for container lab: 1 x 20'  m
  Radioactive Isotope Work Areas: Unknown

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Range, Speed and Endurance

  Range: 4000  nautical miles
  Cruising Speed: 8  kts.
  Max. Speed: 9.9  kts.
  Endurance: 18  days

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  Officers: 5
  Other crew: 10
  Scientists: 11
  Air Conditioned:  Yes

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Data Processing Equipment:

  Computers: VAX
  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:

E 2

Hull Materials:

  Dynamic Positioning Ability: No
  Engines: Main engine(s): number:  3   make:  DEUTZ/MWM – TBD 602 V16S, TBD 602 V12S
Power (BHP) each engine:  2190 at 0rpm
Propeller Diameter:  2.2   m Max. RPM:   280
Total power auxiliary diesels:  Unknown
  Electrical Systems:  


 Voltages: 0/660V 220/380V
     kVA: 243/300
    Phases: 0/3


50/50  Hz

Stabilized System:   VAC   AMPs    Hz



  24   Volts with  24  Volts Max


Fixed Equipment

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Navigation and Communication:

  Navigational Equipment: AIS, TRANSAS Electr. Seachart, S- and X-Band Radar, Gyro-Compass ANSCHÜTZ, Autosteering, Magnetic Compass, SPERRY-Doppler Log, Directionfinder
  Communications Equipment: Phone, Fax via INMARSAT; Phone, email via IRIDIUM
  Satellite Communications Equipment: INMARSAT-A, INMARSAT-M, IRIDIUM
  GPS: 2x GPS

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Acoustics and Profiling:

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

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  Winches: Unknown  
    Steel Wire Length: Unknown  safe working load:  Unknown
    Conducting Cable Length:  Unknown , safe working load:  Unknown
    Trawl winch length:  Unknown , safe working load:  Unknown
    Other Winches:
      Length:  Unknown , safe working load:  Unknown
  Gantry: Position: Unknown

Clearance above deck:  Unknown , and outboard extension:  Unknown


Safe working load at maximum reach:  Unknown

  Crane: Position: Midships

Clearance above deck:  Unknown  and outboard extension:  Unknown


Safe working load at maximum reach:  Unknown

  Other:   Unknown

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Vessel Construction and Maintenance Supervision

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