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Vessel Data and Contact Information for the
Akademik Mstislav Keldysh

Last Updated - 5/10/2005
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: Russia

NODC Code:

    Call Sign: Unknown
Operator: P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology
Contact: Director
Address: P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology
23, Krasikova
Moscow 117851 Russia
Telephone: 1245996
Fax: 1245983
Year Built: 1981
Ship URL: Link to Ship Home Page

Ship Schedule URL:


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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 122  m
  Breadth: 17.82  m
  Freeboard to working deck: Unknown
  Max. draft: 5.89  m

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Main Vessel Activity

  Main Activity: Oceanography
  Operating Area:
  Navy Grids Supported:

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Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: 5543  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: 570  m3
  Fuel: 1100  m3
  Wet Labs Area: Unknown
  Dry Lab Area: Unknown
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: 18  m3/day
  Scientific Clean Water Generation: Unknown
  Free Working Deck Area: Unknown
  Space for container lab: 7 x 5  m
  Radioactive Isotope Work Areas: Unknown

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Range, Speed and Endurance

  Range: 20000  nautical miles
  Cruising Speed: 10.5  kts.
  Max. Speed: 12.5  kts.
  Endurance: 303  days

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  Officers: Unknown
  Other crew: 78
  Scientists: 47
  Air Conditioned:  Yes

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Data Processing Equipment:

  Computers: Philips 4401/10: :
  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: Mir I and Mir II

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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:  4   make:  Diesel
Power (BHP) each engine:  5840
Propeller Diameter:  3   m Max. RPM:   190
Total power auxiliary diesels:  2200   HP
  Electrical Systems:  


 Voltages: 0/380V /220V
     kVA: 4400/320
    Phases: 3/3


50/50  Hz

Stabilized System:   VAC   AMPs    Hz



  Unknown   Volts with  Unknown  Volts Max


Fixed Equipment

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Navigation and Communication:

  Navigational Equipment: Radar Loran SatNav Gyro DopLog
  Communications Equipment: SatCom
  Satellite Communications Equipment: Unknown
  GPS: Unknown

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Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: 12kHz
  Sonar Type: Unknown
  Sea Surface Mapping System: Unknown
  Side Scanning: Unknown
  Multibeam: Unknown
  Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler: Unknown
  Silent Ship Operations: Silent Ship

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  Winches: 9  
    Steel Wire Length: 9999  m,  safe working load:  2  tons
    Conducting Cable Length:  7500  m , safe working load:  2  tons
    Trawl winch length:  9999  m , safe working load:  10  tons
    Other Winches:
      Length:  Unknown , safe working load:  Unknown
  Gantry: Position: Stern

Clearance above deck:  5  m , and outboard extension:  8  m


Safe working load at maximum reach:  10  tons

  Crane: Position: Unknown

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


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: Russian Register
  Others, Specify: Unknown
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