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Vessel Data and Contact Information for the
Professor Vodyanitskiy

Last Updated - 8/20/2004
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: Ukraine

NODC Code:

    Call Sign: ENQT
Owner: The Shipping Company “GESS & Co Ltd."
Operator: Institute of Biology of the Southern Seas
Contact: Kravtsov Yuriy
Address: Institute of Biology of the Southern Seas,
National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, 2, Nakhimov av. - Crimea, 99011
Sevastopol UKRAINE
Telephone: +380-692-544562 (Mr. Kravtsov)
Fax: +380-692-241581
Year Built: 1976
Ship URL: Link to Ship Home Page

Ship Schedule URL:


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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 6886  m
  Breadth: 1240  m
  Freeboard to working deck: Unknown
  Max. draft: 475  m

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Main Vessel Activity

  Main Activity: Oceanography
  Operating Area: Black Sea, Mediterranean, Atlantic Ocean
  Navy Grids Supported:

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Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: 1498  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: Unknown
  Fuel: 300  m3
  Wet Labs Area: 195  m2
  Dry Lab Area: 1293  m2
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
260  m3
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: 10  m3/day
  Scientific Clean Water Generation: Unknown
  Free Working Deck Area: Unknown
  Space for container lab: 3 x 20-foot containers  m
  Radioactive Isotope Work Areas: Unknown

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Range, Speed and Endurance

  Range: 12000  nautical miles
  Cruising Speed: 12  kts.
  Max. Speed: 135  kts.
  Endurance: 30  days

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  Officers: 12
  Other crew: 26
  Scientists: 28
  Air Conditioned:

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Data Processing Equipment:

  Computers: Network server computer with multiple, Mission-required PC computers, Token-Ring LAN
  Printing/Plotting: Numerous laser and jet printers

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CTD Specifications:

  CTD Aboard: CTD/Fluorescence/Oxigen-instrument
  CTD Type: Neil Brown MARK-III
  CTD Tow able: Unknown
  CTD Oxygen Sensing: Unknown
  CTD Transmissivity: Unknown
  CTD Fluormeter: Unknown
  CTD Rosette: 12 x 10 L Go-Flo

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Coring Specifications:

  Coring Capabilities Aboard: Unknown
  Grab Sampler: Unknown
  Box Corer: 20 x 20 x 30 cm stainless steel box-corer EPA (USA)
  Gravity Corer: Unknown
  Piston Corer: Unknown
  Multi Corer: Unknown

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Underwater Vehicle Capabilities:

  Underwater Vehicle Support: Unknown
  ROVs: TV submersible vehicle MiniRover MK-II
  AUVs: Unknown
  Submersibles: Unknown

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Diving Support:

  Diving Capabilities: Unknown

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Engineering Design Particulars


Ice Breaking Ability:

Ice belt

Hull Materials:

  Dynamic Positioning Ability: Unknown
  Engines: Main engine(s): number:  1   make:  Deutz RBV6M358 diesel engine
Power (BHP) each engine:  2000
Propeller Diameter:  Unknown
  m Max. RPM:   315
Total power auxiliary diesels:  945   HP
  Electrical Systems:  


 Voltages: Unknown
     kVA: Unknown
    Phases: Unknown



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: GPS-500 FURUNO-Navigator, Simrad LC Loran C, Decca Navigator pathfinder, Radiodirection Finder Plath 705 LNG, (2) Furuno Radar, Nayada-5 Radar, Magnetic Compass, (2) Gyro compass, Simrad Doppler Speed/Distance Log
  Communications Equipment: FS-5000 Furuno SSB Radiotelephone, Communications System, Bridge-to-bridge VHF radiotelephone, Hand-held VHF radiotelephones, Intra-ship telephone and intercom system, NAVTEX PNV 901 receiver, Weather Facsimile FAX-214 receiver
  Satellite Communications Equipment: Unknown
  GPS: GPS-500 FURUNO-Navigator

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Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: Simrad EK-500 scientific echo-sounder, dual frequency 38/120 kHz
  Sonar Type: FURUNO CH-16
  Sea Surface Mapping System: Navigation mapper Plath 705 LNG
  Side Scanning: Unknown
  Multibeam: Unknown
  Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler: Unknown
  Silent Ship Operations: Unknown

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  Winches: 5  
    Steel Wire Length: 3000  m,  safe working load:  2  tons
    Conducting Cable Length:  7500  m , safe working load:  1  tons
    Trawl winch length:  3000  m , safe working load:  2  tons
    Other Winches:
      Length:  Unknown , safe working load:  Unknown
  Gantry: Position: A-frame - stern

Clearance above deck:  5  m , and outboard extension:  3  m


Safe working load at maximum reach:  8  tons

  Crane: Position: front & stern decks

Clearance above deck:  9  m  and outboard extension:  4.5  m


Safe working load at maximum reach:  2  tons

  Other:   Unknown

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Vessel Construction and Maintenance Supervision

  Construction Supervised by: Shipping Register of Ukraine
  Classification Society: Unknown
  Others, Specify: Unknown
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