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Vessel Data and Contact Information for the

Last Updated - 5/14/2010
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: Finland

NODC Code:

    Call Sign: OIRY
Owner: Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE)
Operator: VG-shipping
Contact: Juha Flinkman
Address: Mechelininkatu 34 A
PO Box 140
FI-00251 Helsinki, Finland
Telephone: +358 40 182 3180
Fax: +358 9 5490 2290
Year Built: 1989
Ship URL: Link to Ship Home Page

Ship Schedule URL:

Ship Schedule via its Home Page

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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 59.8  m
  Breadth: 13.8  m
  Freeboard to working deck: 2  m
  Max. draft: 5  m

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Main Vessel Activity

  Main Activity: Oceanographic research
  Operating Area: Baltic Sea (Polar Seas)
  Navy Grids Supported: NA2, NA3, NA1, AR1, AR2, SA5, SA6, AN1, AN2

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Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: 1740  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: 375  m3
  Fuel: 380  m3
  Wet Labs Area: 9  m2
  Dry Lab Area: 124  m2
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
68  m3
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: 4.8  m3/day
  Scientific Clean Water Generation: Elgastat Micromeg S, MilliQ
  Free Working Deck Area: 132  m2
  Space for container lab: 2 x 20  m
  Radioactive Isotope Work Areas: 8 m2, separate lab  m

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Range, Speed and Endurance

  Range: 15000  nautical miles
  Cruising Speed: 10.5  kts.
  Max. Speed: 13.5  kts.
  Endurance: 60  days

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  Officers: 6
  Other crew: 6
  Scientists: 27
  Air Conditioned:  Yes

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Data Processing Equipment:

  Computers: Yes
  Printing/Plotting: Yes

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CTD Specifications:

  CTD Aboard: Yes
  CTD Type: Seabird, SBE 911 / General Oceanics
  CTD Tow able: No
  CTD Oxygen Sensing: Yes
  CTD Transmissivity: Yes
  CTD Fluormeter: Yes
  CTD Rosette: Yes

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Coring Specifications:

  Coring Capabilities Aboard: Possibility work with various samplers/corers, also large ones
  Grab Sampler: van Veen grabs
  Box Corer: Aquarius
  Gravity Corer: Gemini, Niemistö
  Piston Corer: Unknown
  Multi Corer: Unknown

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Underwater Vehicle Capabilities:

  Underwater Vehicle Support: Yes
  ROVs: Yes
  AUVs: Yes
  Submersibles: Yes

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Diving Support:

  Diving Capabilities: Yes

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Engineering Design Particulars


Ice Breaking Ability:

Finnish 1A Super

Hull Materials:

  Dynamic Positioning Ability: EMRI
  Engines: Main engine(s): number:  2   make:  Wärtsilä Vasa 8 R 22 MD and 12 V 22 MD
Power (BHP) each engine:  1770/2310
Propeller Diameter:  2.6   m Max. RPM:   1000
Total power auxiliary diesels:  380   HP
  Electrical Systems:  


 Voltages: 400/660 V and 400/230V
     kVA: 3000
    Phases: 3/3


50/50  Hz

Stabilized System:   VAC   AMPs    Hz



  Unknown   Volts with  Unknown  Volts Max


Fixed Equipment

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Navigation and Communication:

  Navigational Equipment: ECDIS / EMRI
  Communications Equipment: VHF, GSM, DSC-VHF and DCS-MF-HF
  Satellite Communications Equipment: INMARSAT C, INMARSAT FLEET 77
  GPS: 2 x DGPS (SAAB)

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Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: Atlas Deso 25, 12 kHz/15 kHz; Meridata MD/DSS with Seatex MRU acceleration sensor, 12 kHz; Furuno FCV-1200L-BB, 28 kHz
  Sonar Type: Unknown
  Sea Surface Mapping System: Unknown
  Side Scanning: No
  Multibeam: No
  Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler: Vessel mounted ADCP RDI, 75 kHz
  Silent Ship Operations: Unknown

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  Winches: 2  
    Steel Wire Length: 1000  m,  safe working load:  Unknown
    Conducting Cable Length:  4000  m , safe working load:  1  tons
    Trawl winch length:  4000  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: Hääglung Stern and Effer Fore

Clearance above deck:  2  m  and outboard extension:  12.5  m


Safe working load at maximum reach:  3  tons

  Other:   2 x A-Derrick, 5 tons / 1.5 tons

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Vessel Construction and Maintenance Supervision

  Construction Supervised by: Unknown
  Classification Society: Unknown
  Others, Specify: Finnish Board of Navigation
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