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Vessel Data and Contact Information for the
NRP "Andrómeda"

Last Updated - 8/29/2005
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: CTHK
Owner: Marinha de Guerra Portuguesa - Instituto Hidrográfico
Operator: Instituto Hidrográfico
Contact: Skipper of the Ship
Address: N.R.P. Andrómeda
Base Naval de Lisboa
2800 Almada - PORTUGAL
Telephone: +351 212728090 Ship Commander
Fax: +351 210943299 Ship Operator
Year Built: 1985
Ship URL: Link to Ship Home Page

Ship Schedule URL:


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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 31.4  m
  Breadth: 7.74  m
  Freeboard to working deck: 1.5  m
  Max. draft: 2.8  m

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Main Vessel Activity

  Main Activity: Estuary and coastal research
  Operating Area: Portuguese coast
  Navy Grids Supported:

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Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: 245  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: Unknown
  Fuel: 34790  m3
  Wet Labs Area: 0  m2
  Dry Lab Area: 15  m2
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
11  m3
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: 0  m3/day
  Scientific Clean Water Generation: No
  Free Working Deck Area: 30  m2
  Space for container lab: 6 m2  m
  Radioactive Isotope Work Areas: Unknown

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Range, Speed and Endurance

  Range: 1980  nautical miles
  Cruising Speed: 10  kts.
  Max. Speed: 12  kts.
  Endurance: 1.5  days

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  Officers: 2
  Other crew: 11
  Scientists: 6
  Air Conditioned:  No

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Data Processing Equipment:

  Computers: Provided by scientific team
  Printing/Plotting: Provided by scientific team

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CTD Specifications:

  CTD Aboard: Provided by the scientific team
  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: Provided by the scientific team
  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: Provided by the scientific team
  ROVs: Unknown
  AUVs: Unknown
  Submersibles: Unknown

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Diving Support:

  Diving Capabilities: Provided by the scientific team

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Engineering Design Particulars


Ice Breaking Ability:


Hull Materials:

  Dynamic Positioning Ability: No
  Engines: Main engine(s): number:  2   make:  Diesel engine MTU and Electric motor
Power (BHP) each engine:  1100
Propeller Diameter:  1.4   m Max. RPM:   410
Total power auxiliary diesels:  0   HP
  Electrical Systems:  


 Voltages: 380/220/115 VAC
     kVA: Unknown
    Phases: 1


50  Hz

Stabilized System:  Unknown  VAC  Unknown  AMPs   Unknown  Hz



  24   Volts with  Unknown  Volts Max


Fixed Equipment

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Navigation and Communication:

  Navigational Equipment: Gyro, Gyropilot, Speed Log, Direction Finder MF/HF and VHF, Radar, DGPS, and NAVTEX
  Communications Equipment: HF and VHF
  Satellite Communications Equipment: No

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Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: Single beam echo sounder 33 and 210 kHz
  Sonar Type: No
  Sea Surface Mapping System: Hydrographic processor system - HYPACK
  Side Scanning: Provided by scientific team
  Multibeam: none
  Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler: none
  Silent Ship Operations: Unknown

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  Winches: 1  
    Steel Wire Length: 1500  m,  safe working load:  0.5  tons
    Conducting Cable Length:  1800  m , safe working load:  Unknown
    Trawl winch length:  Unknown , safe working load:  Unknown
    Other Winches:
      Length:  Unknown , safe working load:  Unknown
  Gantry: Position: Main deck astern

Clearance above deck:  3  m , and outboard extension:  1.5  m


Safe working load at maximum reach:  2  tons

  Crane: Position: Main deck

Clearance above deck:  6  m  and outboard extension:  4  m


Safe working load at maximum reach:  0.9  tons

  Other:   Unknown

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Vessel Construction and Maintenance Supervision

  Construction Supervised by: Arsenal do Alfeite - Portugal
  Classification Society: Unknown
  Others, Specify: Unknown
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