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Vessel Data and Contact Information for the

Last Updated - 5/10/2004
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: DBBB
Owner: Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Housing
Operator: Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Housing
Contact: Twest, Kai
Address: Bundesamt fuer Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie (BSH), Ferderal Maritime and Hydrprophic Agency,
Bernhard-Nocht-Str. 78,
20359 Hamburg
Telephone: ++49 40-3190-4500
Fax: ++49 40-3190-5000
Year Built: 2003
Ship URL: Link to Ship Home Page

Ship Schedule URL:


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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 43.2  m
  Breadth: 10.8  m
  Freeboard to working deck: 1.5  m
  Max. draft: 1.6  m

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Main Vessel Activity

  Main Activity: Survey
  Operating Area: North Sea /Baltic Sea
  Navy Grids Supported:

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Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: 455  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: 0  m3
  Fuel: 25  m3
  Wet Labs Area: Unknown
  Dry Lab Area: Unknown
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
16  m3
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: Unknown
  Scientific Clean Water Generation: Unknown
  Free Working Deck Area: Unknown
  Space for container lab: NIL  m
  Radioactive Isotope Work Areas: Unknown

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Range, Speed and Endurance

  Range: 1100  nautical miles
  Cruising Speed: 11  kts.
  Max. Speed: 11  kts.
  Endurance: 10  days

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  Officers: 3
  Other crew: 6
  Scientists: 2
  Air Conditioned:

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Data Processing Equipment:

  Computers: NIL
  Printing/Plotting: NIl

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CTD Specifications:

  CTD Aboard: No
  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: No
  ROVs: No
  AUVs: No
  Submersibles: No

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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:  2   make:  MTU 8V2000 M60
Power (BHP) each engine:  400
Propeller Diameter:  1.2   m Max. RPM:   520
Total power auxiliary diesels:  Unknown
  Electrical Systems:  


 Voltages: Unknown
     kVA: 520
    Phases: Unknown


60  Hz

Stabilized System:  Unknown  VAC  Unknown  AMPs   Unknown  Hz



  NIL   Volts with  Unknown  Volts Max


Fixed Equipment

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Navigation and Communication:

  Navigational Equipment: Radar, Gyro, ECDIS, AIS, Sat-Log
  Communications Equipment: Phone, Fax, E-mail
  Satellite Communications Equipment: Yes
  GPS: Yes

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Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: ELAC LAZ 5000, DAZ 25
  Sonar Type: Unknown
  Sea Surface Mapping System: NIL
  Side Scanning: NIL
  Multibeam: none
  Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler: none
  Silent Ship Operations: Unknown

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  Winches: Unknown  
    Steel Wire Length: Unknown  safe working load:  Unknown
    Conducting Cable Length:  Unknown , 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

Clearance above deck:  2  m  and outboard extension:  4  m


Safe working load at maximum reach:  0.4  tons

  Other:   Unknown

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Vessel Construction and Maintenance Supervision

  Construction Supervised by: BAW
  Classification Society: GL
  Others, Specify: Unknown
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