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Vessel Data and Contact Information for the

Last Updated - 8/25/2004
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: Greece

NODC Code:

    Call Sign: SW 2204
Owner: Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (H.C.M.R)
Operator: H.C.M.R Marine Department
Contact: Nikolaos Alexakis
Address: H.C.M.R Marine Departement 46,7 km, Athinon
Souniou P.O.B. :712, P.C.: 19013 Anavissos
Athens, Greece
Telephone: +302291076406
Fax: +302291076406
Year Built: 1986
Ship URL: Link to Ship Home Page

Ship Schedule URL:


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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 26.1  m
  Breadth: 7.25  m
  Freeboard to working deck: 1  m
  Max. draft: 2.55  m

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Main Vessel Activity

  Main Activity:
  Operating Area: Mediterranean continental shelf and also in the deep trenches of the Eastern Mediterranean
  Navy Grids Supported:

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Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: 143  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: Unknown
  Fuel: 19.426  m3
  Wet Labs Area: 10  m2
  Dry Lab Area: 9  m2
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
6  m3
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: Unknown
  Scientific Clean Water Generation: Unknown
  Free Working Deck Area: 35  m2
  Space for container lab: None  m
  Radioactive Isotope Work Areas: Unknown

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Range, Speed and Endurance

  Range: Unknown
  Cruising Speed: 9  kts.
  Max. Speed: 10  kts.
  Endurance: 15  days

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  Officers: 3
  Other crew: 4
  Scientists: 6
  Air Conditioned: Unknown

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Data Processing Equipment:

  Computers: Unknown
  Printing/Plotting: Unknown

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CTD Specifications:

  CTD Aboard: Seabird CTD
  CTD Type: Unknown
  CTD Tow able: Yes
  CTD Oxygen Sensing: Yes
  CTD Transmissivity: Yes
  CTD Fluormeter: Yes
  CTD Rosette: Water bottles

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Coring Specifications:

  Coring Capabilities Aboard: Coring capable
  Grab Sampler: Various benthic grabs
  Box Corer: Boxcorers and dredges
  Gravity Corer: Unknown
  Piston Corer: Yes
  Multi Corer: Yes

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Underwater Vehicle Capabilities:

  Underwater Vehicle Support: ROV support
  ROVs: Mini Rover Mk II ROV & MAX ROVER 2000m
  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:  2   make:  MAN
Power (BHP) each engine:  2x350
Propeller Diameter:  Unknown
  m Max. RPM:   500
Total power auxiliary diesels:  200   HP
  Electrical Systems:  


 Voltages: 380/220
     kVA: 170
    Phases: 3


50  Hz

Stabilized System:   VAC   AMPs    Hz



  24   Volts with  Unknown  Volts Max


Fixed Equipment

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Navigation and Communication:

  Navigational Equipment: Auto-pilot; GPS; Simrad EK 400 echo sounder; Furuno sonar, 50 kHz, 3 Km; Aandera weather station; Meteostar 2000. SCANMAR, ROXAN, ARPA RADAR, SAT D-GPS, SOUNDERS 200KHZ, 50KHZ, 28KHZ,15KHZ. FORWARD LOOKING SONAR 400KHZ, MAX SEA ELECTRONIC CHARTS
  Communications Equipment: Unknown
  Satellite Communications Equipment: Unknown
  GPS: Unknown

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Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: Simrad EK 500 split beam 38 and 120 kHz echo sounder; Simrad EK 400 single 120 kHz echo sounder; Biosonics dual beam 120 kHz V-Fin echo sounder
  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: 2  
    Steel Wire Length: 2000  m,  safe working load:  Unknown
    Conducting Cable Length:  Unknown , safe working load:  Unknown
    Trawl winch length:  2000  m , safe working load:  2  tons
    Other Winches:
      Length:  3000  m , safe working load:  Unknown
  Gantry: Position: Unknown

Clearance above deck:  25  m , and outboard extension:  8  m


Safe working load at maximum reach:  12  tons

  Crane: Position: Unknown

Clearance above deck:  Unknown  and outboard extension:  Unknown


Safe working load at maximum reach:  2  tons

  Other:   Unknown

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Vessel Construction and Maintenance Supervision

  Construction Supervised by: HELLENIC REGISTER OF SHIPPING
  Classification Society: Unknown
  Others, Specify: Unknown
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