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Vessel Data and Contact Information for the

Last Updated - 3/2/2004
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: France & Spain

NODC Code:

    Call Sign: FNFP
Owner: Ifremer and IOE
Operator: Genavir
Contact: Jean Xavier Castrec
Address: Institut Franšais de Recherche pour l'Exploitation de la Mer
155, rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau
92138 Issy-les-Moulineaux Cedex, France
Telephone: (33) 146482100
Fax: (33) 146482121
Year Built: 1996
Ship URL: Link to Ship Home Page

Ship Schedule URL:


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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 74.5  m
  Breadth: 14.9  m
  Freeboard to working deck: 3.5  m
  Max. draft: 6.2  m

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Main Vessel Activity

  Main Activity: Fisheries research, physical oceanography and support for VICTOR 6000
  Operating Area:
  Navy Grids Supported:

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Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: Unknown
  Dry cargo holds: Unknown
  Fuel: 490  m3
  Wet Labs Area: 153  m2
  Dry Lab Area: 61  m2
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
190  m3
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: Unknown
  Scientific Clean Water Generation: Unknown
  Free Working Deck Area: 84  m2
  Space for container lab: Location for five 20 ft lab containers  m
  Radioactive Isotope Work Areas: Unknown

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Range, Speed and Endurance

  Range: Unknown
  Cruising Speed: 11  kts.
  Max. Speed: Unknown
  Endurance: Unknown

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  Officers: 8
  Other crew: 17
  Scientists: 25
  Air Conditioned:  Yes

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Data Processing Equipment:

  Computers: Multiservice Network, PC's, SUN's
  Printing/Plotting: A4/A0/Color

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CTD Specifications:

  CTD Aboard: Only winch and lateral A-Frame
  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: It can Operate unmanned vehicles such as the SAR or ROVs
  ROVs: Victor 6000
  AUVs: no
  Submersibles: no

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Diving Support:

  Diving Capabilities: Unknown

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Engineering Design Particulars


Ice Breaking Ability:

Glace II - BV

Hull Materials:

Steel and superstructure in Alluminium
  Dynamic Positioning Ability: DP 901 Alstrom Power Conversion
  Engines: Main engine(s): number:  4   make:  Diesel
Power (BHP) each engine:  1128
Propeller Diameter:  3.48   m Max. RPM:   150
Total power auxiliary diesels:  Unknown
  Electrical Systems:  


 Voltages: 380
     kVA: 5000
    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 Gyro Decca
  Communications Equipment: Radio station SMDSM Sailor;1 VHF - RT 4800 E/R - Sailor; Radio Telephone ITINERIS 8W
  Satellite Communications Equipment: 2 INMARSAT Standard B NERA
  GPS: SERCEL NR 103 (x2)

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Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: 38kHz; 120kHz; 49kHz; 12kHZ; 200KHZ
  Sonar Type: SIMRAD SR 240
  Sea Surface Mapping System: Unknown
  Side Scanning: no
  Multibeam: none
  Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler: RDI Doppler Current Profiler 150 kHz BB and 75kHz NB
  Silent Ship Operations: Unknown

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  Winches: 6  
    Steel Wire Length: 600  m,  safe working load:  5.2  tons
    Conducting Cable Length:  8000  m , safe working load:  3.3  tons
    Trawl winch length:  4500  m , safe working load:  25.7  tons
    Other Winches:
      Length:  8000  m , safe working load:  4.2  tons
  Gantry: Position: Stern part of main deck - rotating stern A-Frame

Clearance above deck:  12  m , and outboard extension:  7  m


Safe working load at maximum reach:  10  tons

  Crane: Position: Deck

Clearance above deck:  6.3  m  and outboard extension:  18.5  m


Safe working load at maximum reach:  4  tons

  Other:   Unknown

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Vessel Construction and Maintenance Supervision

  Construction Supervised by: Unknown
  Classification Society: BUREAU VERITAS
  Others, Specify: Unknown
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