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Vessel Data and Contact Information for the

Last Updated - 10/28/2003
Main Activities
Capacities & Workspaces
Range, Speed, Endurance
DP Equipment
CTD Specs
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Underwater Vehicles
Diving Capabilities
Engineering Design
Navigation & Communications
Acoustics & Profiling
Winches, Gantries & Cranes
Country: Spain

NODC Code:

    Call Sign: EBBW
Owner: Armada Espanola
Operator: Ministry for Science and Technology
Contact: Arturo Castellón Masalles
Address: Ministry for Science and Technology
Passeig Maritim de la Barceloneta 37-49
08003 Barcelona Spain
Telephone: +34. 93 230 95 00
Fax: +34. 93 230 95 55
Email: or
Year Built: 1991
Ship URL: Link to Ship Home Page

Ship Schedule URL:

Ship Schedule via its Home Page

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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 82.5  m
  Breadth: 14.33  m
  Freeboard to working deck: 2.2  m
  Max. draft: 5.1  m

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Main Vessel Activity

  Main Activity: Oceanography, Geology
  Operating Area: Atlantic Ocean; Pacific Ocean; Antarctic Ocean; Mediterranean Sea
  Navy Grids Supported:

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Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: 2823  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: 393  m3
  Fuel: 5300  m3
  Wet Labs Area: 72  m2
  Dry Lab Area: 195  m2
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
77  m3
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: 15  m3/day
  Scientific Clean Water Generation: Unknown
  Free Working Deck Area: 195  m2
  Space for container lab: 0mx0m  m
  Radioactive Isotope Work Areas: Unknown

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Range, Speed and Endurance

  Range: 12000  nautical miles
  Cruising Speed: 13  kts.
  Max. Speed: 15  kts.
  Endurance: 90  days

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  Officers: 9
  Other crew: 46
  Scientists: 30
  Air Conditioned: Unknown

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Data Processing Equipment:

  Computers: Sun Sparc 20 CR: COMPAQ;IBM PC(7) 386/486
  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:  4   make:  Diesel
Power (BHP) each engine:  Unknown

Propeller Diameter:  3   m Max. RPM:   220
Total power auxiliary diesels:  Unknown
  Electrical Systems:  


 Voltages: 380/660
     kVA: 1900
    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 Loran Decca SatNav Gyro DopLog
  Communications Equipment: Fax SatCom
  Satellite Communications Equipment: INMARSAT A
  GPS: Unknown

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Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: 12kHz 38kHz
  Sonar Type: Sector-scan
  Sea Surface Mapping System: Unknown
  Side Scanning: Unknown
  Multibeam: Unknown
  Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler: Unknown
  Silent Ship Operations: Unknown

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  Winches: 5  
    Steel Wire Length: 10000  m,  safe working load:  17  tons
    Conducting Cable Length:  7000  m , safe working load:  15  tons
    Trawl winch length:  Unknown , safe working load:  Unknown
    Other Winches:
      Length:  7000  m , safe working load:  9  tons
  Gantry: Position: Stern, Midship

Clearance above deck:  0  m , and outboard extension:  1  m


Safe working load at maximum reach:  0  tons

  Crane: Position: Stern, Aft

Clearance above deck:  10  m  and outboard extension:  7  m


Safe working load at maximum reach:  3  tons

  Other:   Unknown

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Vessel Construction and Maintenance Supervision

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