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Vessel Data and Contact Information for the

Last Updated - 7/15/2003
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: Sweden

NODC Code:

    Call Sign: SKTD
Owner: Göteborg university
Operator: Tjärnö Marine Biological Laboratory
Contact: Ingemar Adolfsson
Address: Göteborg university, Tjärnö marine biological laboratory
R/V Nereus, 452 96 Strömstad
Telephone: +46 526 686 49
Fax: +46 526 686 07
Year Built: 1983
Ship URL: Link to Ship Home Page

Ship Schedule URL:


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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 16  m
  Breadth: 6  m
  Freeboard to working deck: 1  m
  Max. draft: 1.8  m

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Main Vessel Activity

  Main Activity: Field Work, Teaching Purposes
  Operating Area: NE Skagerak
  Navy Grids Supported:

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Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: 62  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: 15  m3
  Fuel: 1.7  m3
  Wet Labs Area: 6  m2
  Dry Lab Area: 6  m2
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
2  m3
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: 0  m3/day
  Scientific Clean Water Generation: None
  Free Working Deck Area: 36  m2
  Space for container lab: Yes  m
  Radioactive Isotope Work Areas: No  m

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Range, Speed and Endurance

  Range: 200  nautical miles
  Cruising Speed: 10  kts.
  Max. Speed: 10  kts.
  Endurance: 5  days

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  Officers: 0
  Other crew: 2
  Scientists: 9
  Air Conditioned:  No

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Data Processing Equipment:

  Computers: No
  Printing/Plotting: Bottom profiles

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CTD Specifications:

  CTD Aboard: Not standard equipment
  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: Available after request
  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: Not standard equipment
  ROVs: Unknown
  AUVs: Unknown
  Submersibles: Unknown

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Diving Support:

  Diving Capabilities: Not standard equipment

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Engineering Design Particulars


Ice Breaking Ability:


Hull Materials:

  Dynamic Positioning Ability: No
  Engines: Main engine(s): number:  2   make:  Volvo penta TMD 100
Power (BHP) each engine:  198
Propeller Diameter:  0.95   m Max. RPM:   680
Total power auxiliary diesels:  36   HP
  Electrical Systems:  


 Voltages: 220/380V
     kVA: 12
    Phases: 3


50  Hz

Stabilized System:   VAC   AMPs    Hz



  24   Volts with  24  Volts Max


Fixed Equipment

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Navigation and Communication:

  Navigational Equipment: DGPS, chartplotter
  Communications Equipment: VHF, Mobile telefon
  Satellite Communications Equipment: No
  GPS: Yes

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Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: Simrad 38kHz
  Sonar Type: No
  Sea Surface Mapping System: No
  Side Scanning: No
  Multibeam: none
  Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler: none
  Silent Ship Operations: No

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  Winches: 1  
    Steel Wire Length: 500  m,  safe working load:  0.1  tons
    Conducting Cable Length:  0  m , safe working load:  0  tons
    Trawl winch length:  1100  m , safe working load:  1.5  tons
    Other Winches:
      Length:  0  m , safe working load:  0  tons
  Gantry: Position: Aft

Clearance above deck:  3  m , and outboard extension:  2  m


Safe working load at maximum reach:  1  tons

  Crane: Position: None

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: Unknown
  Others, Specify: Unknown
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