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Vessel Data and Contact Information for the
CEFAS Endeavour

Last Updated - 10/1/2009
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: UK

NODC Code:

    Call Sign: VQHF3
Owner: Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (CEFAS)
Operator: Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (CEFAS)
Contact: Marketing Department
Address: Marketing Dept, CEFAS Laboratory
Pakefield Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk NR33 OHT
Telephone: +44 (0) 1502 562244
Fax: +44 (0) 1502 513865
Year Built: 2003
Ship URL: Link to Ship Home Page

Ship Schedule URL:


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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 73  m
  Breadth: 15.8  m
  Freeboard to working deck: 3.2  m
  Max. draft: 5.5  m

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Main Vessel Activity

  Main Activity: Fisheries Research Environment Research
  Operating Area: North Sea, Irish Sea, Channel and SW Approaches (no limits)
  Navy Grids Supported:

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Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: 2983  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: 0  m3
  Fuel: Unknown
  Wet Labs Area: 54  m2
  Dry Lab Area: 139  m2
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
0  m3
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: Unknown
  Scientific Clean Water Generation: Unknown
  Free Working Deck Area: 274  m2
  Space for container lab: 4 TEU +(4 with services)  m
  Radioactive Isotope Work Areas: Not specified  m

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Range, Speed and Endurance

  Range: Unknown
  Cruising Speed: Unknown
  Max. Speed: 14.4  kts.
  Endurance: 42  days

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  Officers: 7
  Other crew: 9
  Scientists: 19
  Air Conditioned: Unknown

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Data Processing Equipment:

  Computers: Yes
  Printing/Plotting: Yes

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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: Yes
  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: None

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Engineering Design Particulars


Ice Breaking Ability:

Ice class 1D

Hull Materials:

  Dynamic Positioning Ability: 5m radius at BF6/7 in 0.5knot current
  Engines: Main engine(s): number:  Unknown   make:  Unknown
Power (BHP) each engine:  Unknown

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


 Voltages: Unknown
     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: 2xARPA, Electronic chart network, Yeoman digitising chart, table, log
  Communications Equipment: VHF, MF, Mobile phone & fax
  Satellite Communications Equipment: SAT C, Fleet 77

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Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: Kongsberg Simrad; EK60, 38/120 kHz Scientific Sounder, EA 600, 50/200kHz Scientific Sounder, Scanmar; Hull mounted fishing computer transducers
  Sonar Type: HiPAP 500 Positioning SONAR, SH80 High frequency omni-directional, ITI trawl eye fishing computer Sonar
  Sea Surface Mapping System: None
  Side Scanning: Yes
  Multibeam: EM3000 swathe bathymetry sounder
  Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler: Yes
  Silent Ship Operations: Significantly better than ICES 209 recommendations

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  Winches: 3  
    Steel Wire Length: 1000  m,  safe working load:  Unknown
    Conducting Cable Length:  1000  m , safe working load:  0  tons
    Trawl winch length:  Unknown , safe working load:  Unknown
    Other Winches:
      Length:  Unknown , safe working load:  Unknown
  Gantry: Position: Stern, Midships

Clearance above deck:  7  m , and outboard extension:  3  m


Safe working load at maximum reach:  12  tons

  Crane: Position: Stern, Midships

Clearance above deck:  14  m  and outboard extension:  12  m


Safe working load at maximum reach:  2  tons

  Other:   HP1000: APRICOT

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Vessel Construction and Maintenance Supervision

  Construction Supervised by: FSL
  Classification Society: Lloyds
  Others, Specify: Dept. of Transport
OCEANIC - Ships Schedules & Information Pages
University of Delaware, College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment
Lewes, Delaware  19958
Phone:  (302) 645-4225