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Vessel Data and Contact Information for the
Mestre Costeiro

Last Updated - 2/26/2004
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: Portugal

NODC Code:

    Call Sign: CUJB2
Owner: Instituto de Investigação das Pescas e do Mar (IPIMAR)
Operator: Instituto de Investigação das Pescas e do Mar (IPIMAR)
Contact: Eng. Romão Nunes / Ramiro Miguel
Address: Instituto de Investigação das Pescas e do Mar (IPIMAR)
Avenida de Basilia
1499-066 Lisbon, Portugal
Telephone: +351 21 3027000 / +351 91 9837761
Year Built: 1960
Ship URL: Link to Ship Home Page

Ship Schedule URL:


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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 27.02  m
  Breadth: 6.62  m
  Freeboard to working deck: Unknown
  Max. draft: 2.76  m

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Main Vessel Activity

  Main Activity: Coastal oceanography and fisheries
  Operating Area:
  Navy Grids Supported:

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Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: 147.71  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: Unknown
  Fuel: 30  m3
  Wet Labs Area: 7  m2
  Dry Lab Area: 4  m2
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
10  m3
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: 2  m3/day
  Scientific Clean Water Generation: Unknown
  Free Working Deck Area: 4  m2
  Space for container lab: Unknown
  Radioactive Isotope Work Areas: Unknown

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Range, Speed and Endurance

  Range: 1920  nautical miles
  Cruising Speed: 10  kts.
  Max. Speed: 10  kts.
  Endurance: 8  days

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  Officers: Unknown
  Other crew: 9
  Scientists: 5
  Air Conditioned: Unknown

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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:  GM Detroit
Power (BHP) each engine:  463
Propeller Diameter:  Unknown
  m Max. RPM:   485
Total power auxiliary diesels:  463   HP
  Electrical Systems:  


 Voltages: 380/220/110
     kVA: 2
    Phases: Unknown



Stabilized System:  Unknown  VAC  Unknown  AMPs   Unknown  Hz



  24   Volts with  24  Volts Max


Fixed Equipment

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Navigation and Communication:

  Navigational Equipment: Yes
  Communications Equipment: Yes
  Satellite Communications Equipment: Yes
  GPS: Yes

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Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: Unknown
  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: 1  
    Steel Wire Length: 2000  m,  safe working load:  Unknown
    Conducting Cable Length:  Unknown , safe working load:  5  tons
    Trawl winch length:  2000  m , safe working load:  5  tons
    Other Winches:
      Length:  2000  m , safe working load:  Unknown
  Gantry: Position: Deck

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


Safe working load at maximum reach:  Unknown

  Crane: Position: AR

Clearance above deck:  5  m  and outboard extension:  4  m


Safe working load at maximum reach:  1  tons

  Other:   Unknown

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Vessel Construction and Maintenance Supervision

  Construction Supervised by: Unknown
  Classification Society: RINAVE
  Others, Specify: Unknown
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