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Vessel Data and Contact Information for the
KBV 005

Last Updated - 10/27/2004
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: Sweden

NODC Code:

    Call Sign: SIFD
Owner: Kustbevakningen (Swedish Coastguard)
Operator: Kustbevakningen & Umeň Marine Research Centre
Contact: Dr. Johan Wikner
Address: Umeň Marine Research Centre
Norrbyn, SE 910-20 H÷rnefors
Telephone: +46 (0)90 786 7980
Fax: +46 (0)90 786 7995
Year Built: 1980
Ship URL: Link to Ship Home Page

Ship Schedule URL:


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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 46  m
  Breadth: 10.5  m
  Freeboard to working deck: 3  m
  Max. draft: 3.5  m

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Main Vessel Activity

  Main Activity: Marine monitoring, coastguard activities
  Operating Area: Gulf of Bothnia
  Navy Grids Supported: NA5A; NA2

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Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: 990  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: 605  m3
  Fuel: 74  m3
  Wet Labs Area: 10  m2
  Dry Lab Area: 30  m2
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
40  m3
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: Unknown
  Scientific Clean Water Generation: Millipore MilliQ
  Free Working Deck Area: 250  m2
  Space for container lab: Unknown
  Radioactive Isotope Work Areas: Unknown

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Range, Speed and Endurance

  Range: 6000  nautical miles
  Cruising Speed: 11  kts.
  Max. Speed: 12  kts.
  Endurance: 30  days

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  Officers: Unknown
  Other crew: 7
  Scientists: 10
  Air Conditioned:  No

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Data Processing Equipment:

  Computers: Unknown
  Printing/Plotting: Unknown

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CTD Specifications:

  CTD Aboard: SBE 911plus
  CTD Type: Seabird pumped CTD
  CTD Tow able: No
  CTD Oxygen Sensing: None
  CTD Transmissivity: None
  CTD Fluormeter: Dr Haardt 2 channel
  CTD Rosette: 12 5 litre Niskin bottles on SBE 32 rosette

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Coring Specifications:

  Coring Capabilities Aboard: Unknown
  Grab Sampler: 2 x Van Veen
  Box Corer: Unknown
  Gravity Corer: Neimisto Gemini gravity corer
  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:

Ice class 1A

Hull Materials:

  Dynamic Positioning Ability: Unknown
  Engines: Main engine(s): number:  1   make:  Hedemora diesel
Power (BHP) each engine:  1360
Propeller Diameter:  Unknown
  m Max. RPM:   273
Total power auxiliary diesels:  Unknown
  Electrical Systems:  


 Voltages: 400/230
     kVA: 2x170
    Phases: 3


50  Hz

Stabilized System:   VAC   AMPs   Unknown  Hz



  24   Volts with  Unknown  Volts Max


Fixed Equipment

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Navigation and Communication:

  Navigational Equipment: Differential GPS; Radar Furuno 3 , 10cm; Autopilot Robertson AP 9 MK II; Gyro Robertson RGC 11; Compass Cassens and Plath; Elec Chart Navi fisher 3000.
  Communications Equipment: Unknown
  Satellite Communications Equipment: Unknown
  GPS: Unknown

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Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: Unknown
  Sonar Type: Unknown
  Sea Surface Mapping System: Unknown
  Side Scanning: Unknown
  Multibeam: Unknown
  Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler: Unknown
  Silent Ship Operations: Unknown

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  Winches: 1  
    Steel Wire Length: Unknown  safe working load:  Unknown
    Conducting Cable Length:  500  m , safe working load:  0  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: Port side

Clearance above deck:  Unknown  and outboard extension:  4  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: Sj÷fartsverket
  Others, Specify: Unknown
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