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Vessel Data and Contact Information for the

Last Updated - 10/3/2005
Main Activities
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Range, Speed, Endurance
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Engineering Design
Navigation & Communications
Acoustics & Profiling
Winches, Gantries & Cranes
Country: Italy

NODC Code:

    Call Sign: IXWQ
Owner: Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale OGS
Operator: Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale OGS
Contact: Dr. Riccardo Ramella
Address: Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale OGS
Borgo Grotta Gigante 42/C
34010 Sgonico (trieste)
Telephone: +39 04021401
Fax: +39 040327307
Year Built: 1973
Ship URL: Link to Ship Home Page

Ship Schedule URL:

Ship Schedule via its Home Page

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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 72.63  m
  Breadth: 11.8  m
  Freeboard to working deck: 2.5  m
  Max. draft: 4.9  m

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Main Vessel Activity

  Main Activity: Multipurpose scientific research vessel
  Operating Area:
  Navy Grids Supported:

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Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: 1408  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: 500  m3
  Fuel: 282.56  m3
  Wet Labs Area: 60  m2
  Dry Lab Area: 116  m2
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: 13  m3/day
  Scientific Clean Water Generation: Unknown
  Free Working Deck Area: 200  m2
  Space for container lab: Unknown
  Radioactive Isotope Work Areas: Unknown

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Range, Speed and Endurance

  Range: 8500  nautical miles
  Cruising Speed: 12  kts.
  Max. Speed: 13.5  kts.
  Endurance: 40  days

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  Officers: 6
  Other crew: 12
  Scientists: 25
  Air Conditioned:  Yes

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Data Processing Equipment:

  Computers: Unknown
  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:  2   make:  Diesel
Power (BHP) each engine:  1760
Propeller Diameter:  2.6   m Max. RPM:   500
Total power auxiliary diesels:  Unknown
  Electrical Systems:  


 Voltages: 230/400V
     kVA: 860
    Phases: 3


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: SELESMAR MOD. 1645 9X, SPERRY RASCAR 3400 M, DECCA BRIDGE MASTER; Gyrocompass: ANSCHUETZ STANDARD IV 110-304; Logs: EM PLATH Naviknot; SIMRAD EA 500 ECHO SOUNDER; JOKOGAWA EM Log
  Communications Equipment: GMDSS: SKANTI Complete station, certified for zones A1, A2, A3
  Satellite Communications Equipment: Inmarsat B SATURN NERA 3S EB
  GPS: Different GPS receivers available

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Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: SIMRAD EA 500
  Sonar Type: Unknown
  Sea Surface Mapping System: Unknown
  Side Scanning: A RESON 12khz full Ocean Depth System plus a smaller 100 khz system are installed on board
  Multibeam: Unknown
  Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler: Unknown
  Silent Ship Operations: Unknown

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  Winches: 1  
    Steel Wire Length: 600  m,  safe working load:  Unknown
    Conducting Cable Length:  2300  m , safe working load:  Unknown
    Trawl winch length:  1000  m , safe working load:  2  tons
    Other Winches:
      Length:  Unknown , safe working load:  Unknown
  Gantry: Position: Midships

Clearance above deck:  4  m , and outboard extension:  1  m


Safe working load at maximum reach:  8  tons

  Crane: Position: Stern

Clearance above deck:  6  m  and outboard extension:  5  m


Safe working load at maximum reach:  1  tons

  Other:   Unknown

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Vessel Construction and Maintenance Supervision

  Construction Supervised by: Unknown
  Classification Society: Germanischer lloyd
  Others, Specify: Unknown
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