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Vessel Data and Contact Information for the

Last Updated - 4/27/2004
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: Turkey

NODC Code:

    Call Sign: Unknown
Owner: Institute of Marine Sciences
Operator: Institute of Marine Sciences
Contact: Sukru Besiktepe
Address: Middle East Technical University, Institute of Marine Science
P.O.BOX 28
Erdemli, 33731, Mersin, Turkey
Telephone: +90 324 5212115
Fax: +90 324 5212327
Year Built: 1983
Ship URL: Link to Ship Home Page

Ship Schedule URL:


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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 40.36  m
  Breadth: 9.47  m
  Freeboard to working deck: Unknown
  Max. draft: 3.8  m

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Main Vessel Activity

  Main Activity: Oceanography, Fisheries, Geology, Hydrography
  Operating Area:
  Navy Grids Supported:

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Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: 433  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: 26  m3
  Fuel: 120  m3
  Wet Labs Area: 15  m2
  Dry Lab Area: 40  m2
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: Unknown
  Scientific Clean Water Generation: Unknown
  Free Working Deck Area: 20  m2
  Space for container lab: Unknown
  Radioactive Isotope Work Areas: Unknown

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Range, Speed and Endurance

  Range: 6500  nautical miles
  Cruising Speed: 9.5  kts.
  Max. Speed: 11.5  kts.
  Endurance: 45  days

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  Officers: 5
  Other crew: 8
  Scientists: 14
  Air Conditioned:  Yes

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Data Processing Equipment:

  Computers: IBM-COMPAQ PS/320: :
  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:  1   make:  Diesel
Power (BHP) each engine:  820 at 700rpm
Propeller Diameter:  2   m Max. RPM:   320
Total power auxiliary diesels:  350   HP
  Electrical Systems:  


 Voltages: 0/380V
     kVA: 125
    Phases: 3


50  Hz

Stabilized System:   VAC   AMPs    Hz



  24V   Volts with  Unknown  Volts Max


Fixed Equipment

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Navigation and Communication:

  Navigational Equipment: Radar DECCA RM 1226; Auto-pilot (DECCA 757), SatNav Gyro; Echo-sounder (ATLAS EDIG 10/DESO 10)
  Communications Equipment: Fax; Telephones; Radio Console SAIT-6
  Satellite Communications Equipment: Unknown
  GPS: GPS Magnovax MX 100

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Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: 38kHz 120kHz
  Sonar Type: Fisheries
  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:  1  tons
    Conducting Cable Length:  2000  m , safe working load:  1  tons
    Trawl winch length:  Unknown , safe working load:  Unknown
    Other Winches:
      Length:  Unknown , safe working load:  Unknown
  Gantry: Position: Unknown

Clearance above deck:  Unknown , and outboard extension:  Unknown


Safe working load at maximum reach:  Unknown

  Crane: Position: Stern, Midships

Clearance above deck:  9  m  and outboard extension:  8  m


Safe working load at maximum reach:  Unknown

  Other:   Unknown

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Vessel Construction and Maintenance Supervision

  Construction Supervised by: Unknown
  Classification Society: ABS
  Others, Specify: Unknown
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