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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
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: DBBC
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: 1990
Ship URL: Link to Ship Home Page

Ship Schedule URL:

Ship Schedule via its Home Page

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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 52.05  m
  Breadth: 11.4  m
  Freeboard to working deck: 3.45  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: 969  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: Unknown
  Fuel: 81  m3
  Wet Labs Area: 17.3  m2
  Dry Lab Area: 30  m2
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
42  m3
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: 2  m3/day
  Scientific Clean Water Generation: Unknown
  Free Working Deck Area: Unknown
  Space for container lab: 2x20`or 6x10` Container  m
  Radioactive Isotope Work Areas: Unknown

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Range, Speed and Endurance

  Range: 2000  nautical miles
  Cruising Speed: 10  kts.
  Max. Speed: 11.6  kts.
  Endurance: 14  days

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  Officers: 7
  Other crew: 16
  Scientists: 7
  Air Conditioned:  Yes

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Data Processing Equipment:

  Computers: 1 PC, with Windows NT
  Printing/Plotting: 1

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CTD Specifications:

  CTD Aboard: Yes
  CTD Type: CTDplus 1000 SIS (Producer)
  CTD Tow able: no
  CTD Oxygen Sensing: Unknown
  CTD Transmissivity: Serial port (COMX) to Windows PC (cable)
  CTD Fluormeter: Unknown
  CTD Rosette: no

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Coring Specifications:

  Coring Capabilities Aboard: no
  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: 2 Diver with extensive Diving equipment

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Engineering Design Particulars


Ice Breaking Ability:


Hull Materials:

  Dynamic Positioning Ability: no
  Engines: Main engine(s): number:  2   make:  MTU Typ 8V396TC53
Power (BHP) each engine:  545
Propeller Diameter:  1.9   m Max. RPM:   300
Total power auxiliary diesels:  760   HP
  Electrical Systems:  


 Voltages: 380/220V
     kVA: 1260
    Phases: Unknown


50  Hz

Stabilized System:  Unknown  VAC  Unknown  AMPs   Unknown  Hz



  24   Volts with  50  Volts Max


Fixed Equipment

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Navigation and Communication:

  Navigational Equipment: 2 Daylight Radar Systems X-, S-Band, 1 Echo sounder, 1 Leica DGPS MX 412 Professional1 Doppel-log, 1 EM-log
  Communications Equipment: 3 VHF, 1 HF-SSB Radio System (Skanti), DSC MF/HF, DSC VHF, INMARSAT B,C,E
  Satellite Communications Equipment: INMARSAT B,C
  GPS: 1 Leica MX 412 Professional (DGPS)

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Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: 1 Echo sounder (navigation) 30 kHz; 1 Echo sounder (navigation) 38 kHz; 1 Vertical sounder 230 kHz; 1 Horizontal sonar 24 kHz; 1 Sick Scan 100kHz/500 kHz; 1 Multibeam 300 kHz
  Sonar Type: Elac LAZ
  Sea Surface Mapping System: Unknown
  Side Scanning: Klein 2000
  Multibeam: Simrad EM 3000
  Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler: Unknown
  Silent Ship Operations: Unknown

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  Winches: 1  
    Steel Wire Length: 600  m,  safe working load:  3  tons
    Conducting Cable Length:  600  m , safe working load:  0.4  tons
    Trawl winch length:  Unknown , safe working load:  Unknown
    Other Winches:
      Length:  200  m , safe working load:  0.8  tons
  Gantry: Position: Unknown

Clearance above deck:  Unknown , and outboard extension:  Unknown


Safe working load at maximum reach:  Unknown

  Crane: Position: AH

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


Safe working load at maximum reach:  4.8  tons

  Other:   Unknown

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Vessel Construction and Maintenance Supervision

  Construction Supervised by: BAW Bundesanstalt für Wasserbau
  Classification Society: GL- Germanischer Lloyd
  Others, Specify: SeeBG- Seeberufsgenossenschaft
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