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Vessel Data and Contact Information for the

Last Updated - 2/27/2004
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: Germany

NODC Code:

    Call Sign: DBBF
Owner: Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Housing
Operator: Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Housing
Contact: Poeschke , Hans-Joachim
Address: Bundesamt fuer Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie (BSH)
Ferderal Maritime and Hydrpraphic Agency
Bernhard-Nocht-Str. 78, 20359 Hamburg
Telephone: ++49 40-3190-4500
Fax: ++49 40-3190-5000
Year Built: Unknown
Ship URL: Link to Ship Home Page

Ship Schedule URL:

Ship Schedule via its Home Page

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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 64.2  m
  Breadth: 12.5  m
  Freeboard to working deck: 180  m
  Max. draft: 3.8  m

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Main Vessel Activity

  Main Activity: Measurements
  Operating Area: North Sea /Baltic Sea
  Navy Grids Supported: UTM and others

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Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: 1482  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: Unknown
  Fuel: 118  m3
  Wet Labs Area: 8  m2
  Dry Lab Area: Unknown
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
48  m3
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: 72  m3/day
  Scientific Clean Water Generation: Unknown
  Free Working Deck Area: 70  m2
  Space for container lab: 2x10`/1x20`  m
  Radioactive Isotope Work Areas: Unknown

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Range, Speed and Endurance

  Range: 5400  nautical miles
  Cruising Speed: 12  kts.
  Max. Speed: 1314  kts.
  Endurance: 21  days

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  Officers: Unknown
  Other crew: 18
  Scientists: 6
  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: ME Meerestechnik Elektronik
  CTD Tow able: no
  CTD Oxygen Sensing: yes
  CTD Transmissivity: yes
  CTD Fluormeter: no
  CTD Rosette: no

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Coring Specifications:

  Coring Capabilities Aboard: no
  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:  LDW (Lloyd Dynanioweke
Power (BHP) each engine:  1380
Propeller Diameter:  Unknown
  m Max. RPM:   Unknown
Total power auxiliary diesels:  Unknown
  Electrical Systems:  


 Voltages: Unknown
     kVA: Unknown
    Phases: Unknown



Stabilized System:  Unknown  VAC  Unknown  AMPs   Unknown  Hz



  690 / 50 Hz   Volts with  Unknown  Volts Max


Fixed Equipment

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Navigation and Communication:

  Navigational Equipment: Unknown
  Communications Equipment: Unknown
  Satellite Communications Equipment: Unknown
  GPS: yes

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Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: Dr. Fahrenholz Survey Echosounders` 30 u. 100 kHz
  Sonar Type: STN 099-11Z
  Sea Surface Mapping System: STN Hydromap Online + 4 small Launches
  Side Scanning: Unknown
  Multibeam: Unknown
  Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler: Fansweep 20, Tansweep 15
  Silent Ship Operations: Unknown

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  Winches: 2  
    Steel Wire Length: 240  m,  safe working load:  Unknown
    Conducting Cable Length:  0  m , safe working load:  Unknown
    Trawl winch length:  240  m , safe working load:  5  tons
    Other Winches:
      Length:  Unknown , safe working load:  Unknown
  Gantry: Position: Unknown

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


Safe working load at maximum reach:  Unknown

  Crane: Position: Stern

Clearance above deck:  12.5  m  and outboard extension:  5  m


Safe working load at maximum reach:  4.8  tons

  Other:   PALFINGER-Crane, SWL 0,8t

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Vessel Construction and Maintenance Supervision

  Construction Supervised by: Seeberufsgenossenschaft
  Classification Society: Germanischer Lloyd
  Others, Specify: Unknown
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