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Vessel Data and Contact Information for the

Last Updated - 3/31/2006
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: Italy

NODC Code:

    Call Sign: IQSU
Owner: SO.PRO.MAR. Spa
Operator: SO.PRO.MAR. Spa
Contact: Mr. G. M. Tramontano
Address: Via della Pesca 11,
00054 Fiumicino (Roma)
Telephone: 3105677070/ +39337783861
Fax: +39337783861
Year Built: 1992
Ship URL: Link to Ship Home Page

Ship Schedule URL:


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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 61.3  m
  Breadth: 11.1  m
  Freeboard to working deck: 1.1  m
  Max. draft: 4.03  m

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Main Vessel Activity

  Main Activity: Oceanography
  Operating Area: All around the world
  Navy Grids Supported:

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Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: 1115  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: 140  m3
  Fuel: 305  m3
  Wet Labs Area: 16  m2
  Dry Lab Area: 160  m2
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
48  m3
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: 10  m3/day
  Scientific Clean Water Generation: Unknown
  Free Working Deck Area: 220  m2
  Space for container lab: 1 container (20 ft) - 2 container (10ft)  m
  Radioactive Isotope Work Areas: Unknown

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Range, Speed and Endurance

  Range: 7850  nautical miles
  Cruising Speed: 11  kts.
  Max. Speed: 13  kts.
  Endurance: 35  days

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  Officers: 5
  Other crew: 9
  Scientists: 24
  Air Conditioned:  Yes

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Data Processing Equipment:

  Computers: 5
  Printing/Plotting: 3

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CTD Specifications:

  CTD Aboard: SEA-BIRD
  CTD Type: 911-plus
  CTD Tow able: yes
  CTD Oxygen Sensing: SBE 43 Beckman
  CTD Transmissivity: WET Labs
  CTD Fluormeter: SEATECH
  CTD Rosette: GO1016

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Coring Specifications:

  Coring Capabilities Aboard: Unknown
  Grab Sampler: yes
  Box Corer: No
  Gravity Corer: yes
  Piston Corer: yes
  Multi Corer: no

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Underwater Vehicle Capabilities:

  Underwater Vehicle Support: yes
  ROVs: yes
  AUVs: no
  Submersibles: no

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Diving Support:

  Diving Capabilities: no

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Engineering Design Particulars


Ice Breaking Ability:


Hull Materials:

  Dynamic Positioning Ability: DP system SIMRAD Albatros Whit 2 monitor
  Engines: Main engine(s): number:  2   make:  MAK
Power (BHP) each engine:  1360 HP x2 1000kW x2
Propeller Diameter:  2   m Max. RPM:   290
Total power auxiliary diesels:  Unknown
  Electrical Systems:  


 Voltages: 380/220
     kVA: 265
    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: Navtex FURUNO NX500; Doppler Speed Log DS70; MUFAX FURUNO 208A; Eco sounder KODEN CVS8805;DGPS SEASTAR; GPS KODEN KGP900; Radar FURUNO FR2020; Radar KODEN MD3220; Gyro Compass POLARIS MK2 (2); Gyro Compass MARSH TSS (1)
  Communications Equipment: VHF Sea Master (1); VHF Sailor (1); VHF Handset GMDSS SKANTI (3); GMDSS Station:Inmarsat C (2), Inmarsat B (3); Radio reciver MF/HF 8000 (1); Satellitar Phone Globalstar; E_mail edata
  Satellite Communications Equipment: GlobalStar; InmarSat
  GPS: DGPS (seastar 9600); GPS (Asctech 4800); GPS (Koden 4800)

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Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: Atlas Deso25 (12kHz, 100kHz) (33KHz, 210KHz)
  Sonar Type: Unknown
  Sea Surface Mapping System: Unknown
  Side Scanning: EDGE TECH DF1000 and 260 TH 272TD
  Multibeam: RESON 8160 multibeam survey
  Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler: RDInstrument Ocean Survay 75kHZ 50kHz
  Silent Ship Operations: Silent Ship

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  Winches: 4  
    Steel Wire Length: 6700  m,  safe working load:  1  tons
    Conducting Cable Length:  6000  m , safe working load:  1  tons
    Trawl winch length:  5000  m , safe working load:  1  tons
    Other Winches:
      Length:  1200  m , safe working load:  Unknown
  Gantry: Position: MID-SHIP STBD Side

Clearance above deck:  2.6  m , and outboard extension:  0.8  m


Safe working load at maximum reach:  1  tons

  Crane: Position: Mid ship STBD Side

Clearance above deck:  5.6  m  and outboard extension:  10  m


Safe working load at maximum reach:  1  tons

  Other:   winch on frame starboard side 1.0 ton SWL; winch on frame after 1.0 ton SWL

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Vessel Construction and Maintenance Supervision

  Construction Supervised by: R.I.N.A.
  Classification Society: R.I.N.A.
  Others, Specify: Unknown
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