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Vessel Data and Contact Information for the
Mare Nigrum

Last Updated - 5/17/2005
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: Romania

NODC Code:

    Call Sign: YQPT
Owner: Geo Ecomar Bucharest
Operator: Geo Ecomar Bucharest
Contact: Stefan Florescu
Address: GeoEcoMar,
23 25 Dimitrie Onciul Street,
024053 Bucharest, Romania
Telephone: +40722566207
Fax: +40241690366 & +40212522594
Year Built: 1971
Ship URL: Link to Ship Home Page

Ship Schedule URL:


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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 82.2  m
  Breadth: 13.6  m
  Freeboard to working deck: Unknown
  Max. draft: 5  m

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Main Vessel Activity

  Main Activity: Oceanography and fishery
  Operating Area: Black Sea
  Navy Grids Supported:

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Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: 2495  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: Unknown
  Fuel: 300  m3
  Wet Labs Area: 30  m2
  Dry Lab Area: 170  m2
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
120  m3
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: 8  m3/day
  Scientific Clean Water Generation: Unknown
  Free Working Deck Area: 500  m2
  Space for container lab: 1x20ft.&4x10ft  m
  Radioactive Isotope Work Areas: Unknown

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Range, Speed and Endurance

  Range: Unknown
  Cruising Speed: 10  kts.
  Max. Speed: 12  kts.
  Endurance: 40  days

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  Officers: 7
  Other crew: 19
  Scientists: 25
  Air Conditioned:

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Data Processing Equipment:

  Computers: Networking
  Printing/Plotting: yes

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CTD Specifications:

  CTD Aboard: yes
  CTD Type: SBE 25 Sealogger CTD
  CTD Tow able: No
  CTD Oxygen Sensing: SBE 43 DO Sensor
  CTD Transmissivity: Unknown
  CTD Fluormeter: Unknown
  CTD Rosette: SBE 32C Carousel Water Sampler with 12 five liters bottles

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Coring Specifications:

  Coring Capabilities Aboard: Unknown
  Grab Sampler: Van Veen grab
  Box Corer: yes
  Gravity Corer: yes
  Piston Corer: Unknown
  Multi Corer: Midicorer Mark II-400 with 4 tubes, 60 cm long, 10 cm ID

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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:

Broken ice (class"0")

Hull Materials:

A steel
  Dynamic Positioning Ability: Unknown
  Engines: Main engine(s): number:  2   make:  SKL 8 NVD 48 A-2U
Power (BHP) each engine:  1160 HP
Propeller Diameter:  Unknown
  m Max. RPM:   Unknown
Total power auxiliary diesels:  Unknown
  Electrical Systems:  


 Voltages: Unknown
     kVA: 1110
    Phases: 3


50  Hz

Stabilized System:  Unknown  VAC  Unknown  AMPs   Unknown  Hz



  24   Volts with  180Amp/h  Volts Max


Fixed Equipment

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Navigation and Communication:

  Navigational Equipment: Kelvin Hughes 5000 t 6000A and Nucleus 5000 radar-two units; girocompas Vega 2 M; log Furuno DS70;echosounder LAZ50 ;Ninas integrated navigation system
  Communications Equipment: GMDSS by VHF radiotelephone FM 8500 and faximile Furuno D Fax
  Satellite Communications Equipment: Two GPS Furuno GP30 units and one GPS Magnavox unit
  GPS: Unknown

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Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: Ceeducer Digital Hydrographic Survey System 200kHz, shallow
  Sonar Type: EdgeTech Chirp Full spectrum sub-bottom profiler 2-16 kHz
  Sea Surface Mapping System: Unknown
  Side Scanning: GeoAcoustics Digital Dual Frequency SS941 Side Scan100/400 kHz
  Multibeam: Elac Nautik Seabeam 1050D; 50kHz, 180kHz
  Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler: Unknown
  Silent Ship Operations: Unknown

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  Winches: 3  
    Steel Wire Length: 2000  m,  safe working load:  20  tons
    Conducting Cable Length:  2000  m , safe working load:  Unknown
    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: Deck aft ship

Clearance above deck:  20  m  and outboard extension:  15  m


Safe working load at maximum reach:  2  tons

  Other:   Unknown

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Vessel Construction and Maintenance Supervision

  Construction Supervised by: Naval Roumanian Autority
  Classification Society: Naval Roumanian Autority
  Others, Specify: Unknown
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