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Vessel Data and Contact Information for the

Last Updated - 2/6/2003
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: Belgium

NODC Code:

    Call Sign: ORGQ
Owner: Ministry of Science Policy
Operator: Management Unit of the North Sea Mathematical Model
Contact: Ing. André Pollentier
Address: BMM Meetdienst
3e en 23e Linieregimentplein
8400 Oostende Belgium
Telephone: + 32 (0)59 70.01.31
Fax: + 32 (0)59 70.49.35
Year Built: 1984
Ship URL: Link to Ship Home Page

Ship Schedule URL:

Ship Schedule via its Home Page

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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 50.9  m
  Breadth: 10  m
  Freeboard to working deck: 1.2  m
  Max. draft: 4.6  m

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Main Vessel Activity

  Main Activity: Oceanography, Fisheries, Geology, Hydrography
  Operating Area: North Sea
  Navy Grids Supported: NA5, NA7, NA2, NA5A

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Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: 765  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: 12  m3
  Fuel: 165  m3
  Wet Labs Area: 96  m2
  Dry Lab Area: 91  m2
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
98  m3
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: 0  m3/day
  Scientific Clean Water Generation: Milli-RO and Milli-Q (ultrapure) water
  Free Working Deck Area: 140  m2
  Space for container lab: 2 containers (6 * 3) m  m
  Radioactive Isotope Work Areas: container  m

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Range, Speed and Endurance

  Range: 5000  nautical miles
  Cruising Speed: 12  kts.
  Max. Speed: 13.5  kts.
  Endurance: 20  days

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  Officers: 3
  Other crew: 12
  Scientists: 16
  Air Conditioned: Unknown

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Data Processing Equipment:

  Computers: HP1000/A400, HP9000/748i, SUN Ultra5, HP Vectra VL800
  Printing/Plotting: HP LaserJet4, HP DeskJet 1600C, Lexmark OptraColor

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CTD Specifications:

  CTD Aboard: CTD held at MUMM - Measurement Service
  CTD Type: Sea-Bird SBE19, SBE09plus
  CTD Tow able: No
  CTD Oxygen Sensing: YSI
  CTD Transmissivity: OBS
  CTD Fluormeter: No
  CTD Rosette: Sea-Bird

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Coring Specifications:

  Coring Capabilities Aboard: No
  Grab Sampler: Van Veen
  Box Corer: NIOZ model, Reineck
  Gravity Corer: No
  Piston Corer: No
  Multi Corer: Bowers & Connelly

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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: Aircompressor

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Engineering Design Particulars


Ice Breaking Ability:


Hull Materials:

  Dynamic Positioning Ability: Unknown
  Engines: Main engine(s): number:  1   make:  Diesel ABC 6D
Power (BHP) each engine:  1568 HP at 900rpm
Propeller Diameter:  1.95   m Max. RPM:   900
Total power auxiliary diesels:  900   HP
  Electrical Systems:  


 Voltages: 220/220V
     kVA: 550
    Phases: 3


60  Hz

Stabilized System:   VAC   AMPs    Hz



  24V   Volts with  24V  Volts Max


Fixed Equipment

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Navigation and Communication:

  Navigational Equipment: DGPS, Radar, Gyro, Doppler Log, GMDSS
  Communications Equipment: SatCom B, SatCom Mini-M, GSM, Fax, Debeg VHF,
  Satellite Communications Equipment: Nera SatCom B, Nera satCom Mini-M
  GPS: Ashtech Aquarius-02, Magnavox MX200

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Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: Atlas Deso22 30kHz and 210 kHz, Furuno FCV 28 kHz and 88 kHz
  Sonar Type: No
  Sea Surface Mapping System: No
  Side Scanning: No
  Multibeam: Kongsberg Simrad EM1002
  Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler: RDI Workhorse Mariner WH300
  Silent Ship Operations: Yes, electrical motor

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  Winches: 2  
    Steel Wire Length: 1800  m,  safe working load:  1  tons
    Conducting Cable Length:  1500  m , safe working load:  1  tons
    Trawl winch length:  1000  m , safe working load:  8  tons
    Other Winches:
      Length:  Unknown , safe working load:  Unknown
  Gantry: Position: Stern

Clearance above deck:  6  m , and outboard extension:  3  m


Safe working load at maximum reach:  16  tons

  Crane: Position: Midships

Clearance above deck:  6  m  and outboard extension:  9  m


Safe working load at maximum reach:  2  tons

  Other:   fishnet winch cap. 7 m3, diam 0.47m : 14.8 tons

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Vessel Construction and Maintenance Supervision

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