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Vessel Data and Contact Information for the
Marion Dufresne

Last Updated - 3/31/2003
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: France

NODC Code:

    Call Sign: FNIN
Owner: GIE MD2
Operator: Compagnie Générale Maritime (CGM)
Contact: Yvon Balut
Telephone: (00) 870622723511
Fax: (00) 870322723521
Year Built: 1995
Ship URL: Link to Ship Home Page

Ship Schedule URL:

Ship Schedule via its Home Page

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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 120.5  m
  Breadth: 20.6  m
  Freeboard to working deck: Unknown
  Max. draft: 6.95  m

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Main Vessel Activity

  Main Activity: French austral territories logistics and oceanographic research
  Operating Area: Global
  Navy Grids Supported:

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Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: 9403  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: Unknown
  Fuel: 1170  m3
  Wet Labs Area: Unknown
  Dry Lab Area: Unknown
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: Unknown
  Scientific Clean Water Generation: Unknown
  Free Working Deck Area: Unknown
  Space for container lab: Unknown
  Radioactive Isotope Work Areas: Unknown

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Range, Speed and Endurance

  Range: Unknown
  Cruising Speed: 15.7  kts.
  Max. Speed: 17  kts.
  Endurance: Unknown

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  Officers: 10
  Other crew: 19
  Scientists: Unknown
  Air Conditioned: Unknown

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Data Processing Equipment:

  Computers: DOS/Windows and Macintosh personal computers
  Printing/Plotting: Yes

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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 generator sets
Power (BHP) each engine:  Unknown

Propeller Diameter:  Unknown
  m Max. RPM:   Unknown
Total power auxiliary diesels:  Unknown
  Electrical Systems:  


 Voltages: Unknown
     kVA: Unknown
    Phases: Unknown



Stabilized System:  Unknown  VAC  Unknown  AMPs   Unknown  Hz



  Unknown   Volts with  Unknown  Volts Max


Fixed Equipment

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Navigation and Communication:

  Navigational Equipment: Doppler log, gyrocompass, time server
  Communications Equipment: Unknown
  Satellite Communications Equipment: Unknown
  GPS: 3xGPS satellite positioning systems (with SkyFix differencial correction)

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Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: dual frequency multibeam echo sounder 12 and/or 3.5 Khz (TMS 5265B - SF11 revision 2); analog echo sounder (3.5, 12 and 18 KHz); monobeam echo sounder 3.5, 12, 18 and 34 KHz (ODEC bathy 2000)
  Sonar Type: Unknown
  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: 2xcranes- 18 t and 3 t

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: Unknown
  Others, Specify: Unknown
OCEANIC - Ships Schedules & Information Pages
University of Delaware, College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment
Lewes, Delaware  19958
Phone:  (302) 645-4225