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Vessel Data and Contact Information for the
Côtes de la Manche

Last Updated - 10/12/2004
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: France

NODC Code:

    Call Sign: Unknown
Owner: Centre National de Recherche (CNRS)
Operator: Institut Nacional de Sciences de l'Univers (INSU - CNRS)
Contact: Alain Montier
Address: INSU / Division Technique, Bâtiment IFRTP
rue Dumont d'Urville
BP 74, 29280 PLOUZANE France
Year Built: 1997
Ship URL: Link to Ship Home Page

Ship Schedule URL:


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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 24.9  m
  Breadth: 7.5  m
  Freeboard to working deck: Unknown
  Max. draft: 3.6  m

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Main Vessel Activity

  Main Activity:
  Operating Area:
  Navy Grids Supported:

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Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: Unknown
  Dry cargo holds: Unknown
  Fuel: 40  m3
  Wet Labs Area: Unknown
  Dry Lab Area: Unknown
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
13.6  m3
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: Unknown
  Scientific Clean Water Generation: Unknown
  Free Working Deck Area: Unknown
  Space for container lab: Unknown
  Radioactive Isotope Work Areas: Unknown

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Range, Speed and Endurance

  Range: Unknown
  Cruising Speed: Unknown
  Max. Speed: 12  kts.
  Endurance: 10  days

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  Officers: Unknown
  Other crew: 7
  Scientists: 8
  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: 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: 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:  1   make:  DEUTZ diesel 1300 CV à 1650 tr/mn
Power (BHP) each engine:  Unknown

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


 Voltages: 380/380
     kVA: 82/55
    Phases: Unknown


50/50  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: 1 gyrocompass Sperry SR 140; Navitron NT925 G automatic pilot; Radars:1 radar Furuno FR 1510 10Kw bande x antenne 6.5 pieds and 1 radar rivière Kelvin Hugues RSR 1000 5 Kw bande x antenne 7 pieds;
  Communications Equipment: RADIO : CONSOLE GMDSS ZONE 2
  Satellite Communications Equipment: Unknown
  GPS: 2 GPS differential Sercel NR 58;

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Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: Simrad EQ 50 , 50/200 Khz; Hydro Simrad EA 500 12/200 Khz
  Sonar Type: Unknown
  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:  Unknown
    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: 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: Unknown
  Others, Specify: Unknown
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