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Vessel Data and Contact Information for the
Bjarni Saemundsson

Last Updated - 2/12/2004
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: Iceland

NODC Code:

    Call Sign: TFEA
Owner: Government of Iceland/Marine Research Institute
Operator: Marine Research Institute
Contact: Vignir Thoroddsen
Address: Skulagata 4
Reykjavik 101 Iceland
Telephone: +354 552 0240
Fax: +354 562 3790
Year Built: 1970
Ship URL: Link to Ship Home Page

Ship Schedule URL:


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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 56  m
  Breadth: 10.6  m
  Freeboard to working deck: 2.5  m
  Max. draft: 4.6  m

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Main Vessel Activity

  Main Activity: Fisheries research and oceanography
  Operating Area: Icelandic waters
  Navy Grids Supported:

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Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: 822  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: 60  m3
  Fuel: Unknown
  Wet Labs Area: 40  m2
  Dry Lab Area: 35  m2
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
69  m3
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: Unknown
  Scientific Clean Water Generation: Unknown
  Free Working Deck Area: 110  m2
  Space for container lab: 0  m
  Radioactive Isotope Work Areas: Unknown

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Range, Speed and Endurance

  Range: 5000  nautical miles
  Cruising Speed: 10  kts.
  Max. Speed: 12.5  kts.
  Endurance: 21  days

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  Officers: Unknown
  Other crew: 13
  Scientists: 12
  Air Conditioned:  No

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Data Processing Equipment:

  Computers: Unknown
  Printing/Plotting: Unknown

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CTD Specifications:

  CTD Aboard: Unknown
  CTD Type: Seabird SBE 911 plus
  CTD Tow able: Unknown
  CTD Oxygen Sensing: Unknown
  CTD Transmissivity: Sea Tec
  CTD Fluormeter: Sea Tec
  CTD Rosette: SBE 32 (12 pos/10 liters), MRI/HydroBios (12pos/1.7 liters)

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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:  3   make:  Deutz MWM four-stroke Diesel engines TBD616V12
Power (BHP) each engine:  Unknown

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


 Voltages: 220
     kVA: Unknown
    Phases: Unknown



Stabilized System:  Unknown  VAC  Unknown  AMPs   Unknown  Hz



  Unknown   Volts with  Unknown  Volts Max


Fixed Equipment

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Navigation and Communication:

  Navigational Equipment: Unknown
  Communications Equipment: GMDSS equipment area 3
  Satellite Communications Equipment: Inmarsat mini M with Fax
  GPS: 1 Maq navox and Laica with DGPS, 1 Shipmate

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Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: Simrad EQ500, 18,38 and 120khz+Bi500 posr proc
  Sonar Type: Simrad SP 70
  Sea Surface Mapping System: Unknown
  Side Scanning: Unknown
  Multibeam: Unknown
  Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler: Unknown
  Silent Ship Operations: Unknown

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  Winches: Unknown  
    Steel Wire Length: Unknown  safe working load:  6  tons
    Conducting Cable Length:  0  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: deck

Clearance above deck:  Unknown  and outboard extension:  Unknown


Safe working load at maximum reach:  Unknown

  Other:   Unknown

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Vessel Construction and Maintenance Supervision

  Construction Supervised by: Unknown
  Classification Society: Germanisher Lloyds
  Others, Specify: Unknown
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Phone:  (302) 645-4225