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Vessel Data and Contact Information for the
Hans Brattstrom

Last Updated - 5/7/2004
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: Norway

NODC Code:

    Call Sign: LERS
Owner: University of Bergen
Operator: Department of Fisheries and Marine Biology of the University of Bergen and Institute of Marine Research (IMR)
Contact: Per W. Nieuwejaar
Address: Institute of Marine Research, Research Vessel Department
P.O. Box, 1870 Nordnes,
N-5817 Bergen, Norway
Telephone: + 47 55 23 68 49
Fax: +47 55 23 85 32
Year Built: 1992
Ship URL: Link to Ship Home Page

Ship Schedule URL:

Ship Schedule via its Home Page

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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 24.5  m
  Breadth: 6.5  m
  Freeboard to working deck: 2.1  m
  Max. draft: 1.8  m

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Main Vessel Activity

  Main Activity: Marine biology research and student training
  Operating Area: Fjords and coastal areas, Western Norway
  Navy Grids Supported:

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Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: 97  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: Unknown
  Fuel: 60  m3
  Wet Labs Area: 10  m2
  Dry Lab Area: 25  m2
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
30  m3
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: Unknown
  Scientific Clean Water Generation: None
  Free Working Deck Area: 30  m2
  Space for container lab: None  m
  Radioactive Isotope Work Areas: Unknown

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Range, Speed and Endurance

  Range: 1500  nautical miles
  Cruising Speed: 13  kts.
  Max. Speed: 15  kts.
  Endurance: 7  days

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  Officers: Unknown
  Other crew: 2
  Scientists: 4
  Air Conditioned:  No

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Data Processing Equipment:

  Computers: PC's
  Printing/Plotting: Ink Printer

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CTD Specifications:

  CTD Aboard: Yes
  CTD Type: SAIV
  CTD Tow able: Unknown
  CTD Oxygen Sensing: Unknown
  CTD Transmissivity: Unknown
  CTD Fluormeter: Unknown
  CTD Rosette: No

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Coring Specifications:

  Coring Capabilities Aboard: Yes
  Grab Sampler: Yes
  Box Corer: Unknown
  Gravity Corer: Unknown
  Piston Corer: Unknown
  Multi Corer: Unknown

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Underwater Vehicle Capabilities:

  Underwater Vehicle Support: Yes
  ROVs: ROV Aglantha
  AUVs: No
  Submersibles: No

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Diving Support:

  Diving Capabilities: Bauen Compressor 190L/min, max 300 bar

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Engineering Design Particulars


Ice Breaking Ability:


Hull Materials:

Sandwich Composit GRP
  Dynamic Positioning Ability: Unknown
  Engines: Main engine(s): number:  2   make:  GM 12 V 71 ta
Power (BHP) each engine:  650
Propeller Diameter:  Unknown
  m Max. RPM:   2100
Total power auxiliary diesels:  Unknown
  Electrical Systems:  


 Voltages: 220/110
     kVA: Unknown
    Phases: Unknown


50/60  Hz

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: Radar: Furuno 7040; Gyro compass: Robertson RGC 10; Autopilot: Robertson AP 9 Mk II; NaviPack data acquisition and navigation software from EIVA A/S
  Communications Equipment: Mobile telephone; Sailor RT2047 VHF transceiver; Portable VHF transceivers; Internal communication between labs, deck and bridge
  Satellite Communications Equipment: No
  GPS: Magnavox MX 200 with DGPS

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Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: Simrad EQ55 38KHZ
  Sonar Type: Kaijo Denki KCH 1827
  Sea Surface Mapping System: None
  Side Scanning: None
  Multibeam: none
  Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler: Unknown
  Silent Ship Operations:

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  Winches: 1  
    Steel Wire Length: Unknown  safe working load:  Unknown
    Conducting Cable Length:  1500  m , safe working load:  0.6  tons
    Trawl winch length:  2500  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:  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: Det Norske Veritas
  Others, Specify: Unknown
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