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Vessel Data and Contact Information for the
Orion (Ecuador)

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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: Ecuador

NODC Code:

    Call Sign: HCOR
Operator: Inocar
Contact: Sr. Director
Address: Inocar
Base Naval Sur - Via Puerto Maritimo
Guayaquil 5940 Ecuador
Telephone: 593 - 4-2431816
Fax: 593 -4-2488077
Year Built: 1981
Ship URL: Unknown

Ship Schedule URL:


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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 70.21  m
  Breadth: 10.6  m
  Freeboard to working deck: 1.8  m
  Max. draft: 3.6  m

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Main Vessel Activity

  Main Activity: Oceanography Geology Hydrography
  Operating Area: Pacific, Antarctic, Atlantic
  Navy Grids Supported:

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Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: 1418  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: 0  m3
  Fuel: 237  m3
  Wet Labs Area: 74  m2
  Dry Lab Area: 105  m2
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
155  m3
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: 0  m3/day
  Scientific Clean Water Generation: Unknown
  Free Working Deck Area: 80  m2
  Space for container lab: Unknown
  Radioactive Isotope Work Areas: Unknown

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Range, Speed and Endurance

  Range: 6000  nautical miles
  Cruising Speed: 12  kts.
  Max. Speed: 12.6  kts.
  Endurance: 30  days

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  Officers: 6
  Other crew: 36
  Scientists: 28
  Air Conditioned:  Yes

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Data Processing Equipment:

  Computers: LAN(25)
  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:


Hull Materials:

  Dynamic Positioning Ability: Unknown
  Engines: Main engine(s): number:  3   make:  Diesel El
Power (BHP) each engine:  2700 at 1800rpm
Propeller Diameter:  Unknown
  m Max. RPM:   310
Total power auxiliary diesels:  370   HP
  Electrical Systems:  


 Voltages: 0/440V /115V
     kVA: 600/20
    Phases: 3/3


60/60  Hz

Stabilized System:   VAC   AMPs    Hz



  24V   Volts with  3  Volts Max


Fixed Equipment

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Navigation and Communication:

  Navigational Equipment: Radar Decca ARPA CK342-6/ Racal Decca CD252-4 SatNav Gyro EMLog
  Communications Equipment: Fax SatCom
  Satellite Communications Equipment: INMARSAT FLEET 77 / IRIDIUM

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Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: 200kHz 400kHz
  Sonar Type: SIMRAD EA-400
  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: 6000  m,  safe working load:  Unknown
    Conducting Cable Length:  1500  m , safe working load:  Unknown
    Trawl winch length:  Unknown , safe working load:  Unknown
    Other Winches:
      Length:  Unknown , safe working load:  Unknown
  Gantry: Position: Stern

Clearance above deck:  Unknown , and outboard extension:  Unknown


Safe working load at maximum reach:  Unknown

  Crane: Position: Stern

Clearance above deck:  Unknown  and outboard extension:  Unknown


Safe working load at maximum reach:  5  tons

  Other:   Unknown

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Vessel Construction and Maintenance Supervision

  Construction Supervised by: Unknown
  Classification Society: ABS
  Others, Specify: AIE, AMS, ACCU
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Phone:  (302) 645-4225