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Vessel Data and Contact Information for the

Last Updated - 3/25/2003
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: Portugal

NODC Code:

    Call Sign: CNST
Owner: Autonomous Region of Azores
Operator: Department of Oceanography and Fisheries of the University of the Azores (DOP/UAš)
Contact: Eduardo Isidro / Marlene Lemos / Paulo Martins
Address: Cais de Santa Cruz 9901-862 Horta
Telephone: +351 292 200 400
Fax: +351 292 200 411
Year Built: 1994
Ship URL: Link to Ship Home Page

Ship Schedule URL:

Ship Schedule via its Home Page

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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 25  m
  Breadth: 6.6  m
  Freeboard to working deck: Unknown
  Max. draft: 3.47  m

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Main Vessel Activity

  Main Activity:
  Operating Area: NE Atlantic
  Navy Grids Supported: NA7

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Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: 149  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: Unknown
  Fuel: 32.7  m3
  Wet Labs Area: 5  m2
  Dry Lab Area: 12  m2
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
14.2  m3
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: 1.5  m3/day
  Scientific Clean Water Generation: Unknown
  Free Working Deck Area: 40  m2
  Space for container lab: The ship deck is prepared to receive either a 3,03 m lab-container  m
  Radioactive Isotope Work Areas: Unknown

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Range, Speed and Endurance

  Range: 2500  nautical miles
  Cruising Speed: 9.5  kts.
  Max. Speed: 11  kts.
  Endurance: 15  days

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  Officers: 1
  Other crew: 6
  Scientists: 6
  Air Conditioned:  No

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Data Processing Equipment:

  Computers: 2 PCs
  Printing/Plotting: Matrix printer

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CTD Specifications:

  CTD Aboard: After requisition in Oceanographic section
  CTD Type: Seabird 19
  CTD Tow able: No
  CTD Oxygen Sensing: Yes
  CTD Transmissivity: Yes
  CTD Fluormeter: Yes
  CTD Rosette: General Oceanics 1015

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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: Bow thrust
  Engines: Main engine(s): number:  1   make:  Cummins KTA 19M
Power (BHP) each engine:  500
Propeller Diameter:  Unknown
  m Max. RPM:   1800
Total power auxiliary diesels:  113   HP
  Electrical Systems:  


 Voltages: 220/380V
     kVA: 85
    Phases: 3



Stabilized System:   VAC  Unknown  AMPs   Unknown  Hz



  24V   Volts with  Unknown  Volts Max


Fixed Equipment

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Navigation and Communication:

  Navigational Equipment: Gyrocompass Satelite Furuno SC-120 / Autopilot Robertson AP45 / Furuno Navtex 5
  Communications Equipment: Facsimille Receiver FX-7200 / Radiotelef. Sailor Compact HF-SSB RE2100 / Radio Telef. Sailor VHF RT 2048
  Satellite Communications Equipment: Inmarsat
  GPS: Furuno GPS Navigator GP500

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Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: Furuno Colour Video Sounder 28/50kHz
  Sonar Type: Furuno Marine Radar 8250d/8250da
  Sea Surface Mapping System: Unknown
  Side Scanning: Unknown
  Multibeam: Unknown
  Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler: Yes
  Silent Ship Operations: Unknown

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  Winches: 2  
    Steel Wire Length: 700  m,  safe working load:  Unknown
    Conducting Cable Length:  2000  m , safe working load:  0  tons
    Trawl winch length:  2000  m , 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: Unknown

Clearance above deck:  2.5  m  and outboard extension:  5  m


Safe working load at maximum reach:  2.5  tons

  Other:   Unknown

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Vessel Construction and Maintenance Supervision

  Construction Supervised by: RINAVE & IMAR
  Classification Society: RINAVE
  Others, Specify: Unknown
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