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Vessel Data and Contact Information for the

Last Updated - 11/9/2005
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: Poland

NODC Code:

    Call Sign: Unknown
Owner: Maritime Institute, Gdansk
Operator: Maritime Institute, Gdansk
Contact: Dr Kazimierz SZEFLER
Address: Maritime Institute
Dlugi Targ 41/42
80-830 Gdansk Poland
Telephone: +48 605 695 002
Year Built: 2005
Ship URL: Link to Ship Home Page

Ship Schedule URL:


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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 32.5  m
  Breadth: 10.5  m
  Freeboard to working deck: 0.9  m
  Max. draft: 2.25  m

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Main Vessel Activity

  Main Activity: Geology, Oceanography, Hydrography
  Operating Area: Baltic and North Sea – if outside - up to 200 Nm from port – excluding areas covered by ice
  Navy Grids Supported: NA5A, NA5, NA7, NA8, etc

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Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: 372  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: 0  m3
  Fuel: 44  m3
  Wet Labs Area: 12  m2
  Dry Lab Area: 40  m2
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
22  m3
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: 3  m3/day
  Scientific Clean Water Generation: n/a
  Free Working Deck Area: 80  m2
  Space for container lab: 1x20’ container (upper deck), 1x20’ container (main deck) – or 2x 10’ containers (main deck)  m
  Radioactive Isotope Work Areas: n/a  m

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Range, Speed and Endurance

  Range: 2500  nautical miles
  Cruising Speed: 9  kts.
  Max. Speed: 10  kts.
  Endurance: 21  days

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  Officers: 3
  Other crew: 2
  Scientists: 11
  Air Conditioned:  Yes

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Data Processing Equipment:

  Computers: Server (1 TB), network (wet and dry laboratories, moon pool, 12 cabins, mess room, bridge) PC's on board, on-line connection to ship's navigation systems
  Printing/Plotting: Printers, Plotter A1

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CTD Specifications:

  CTD Aboard: Unknown
  CTD Type: Micro CTD-3
  CTD Tow able: Unknown
  CTD Oxygen Sensing: Unknown
  CTD Transmissivity: Unknown
  CTD Fluormeter: Unknown
  CTD Rosette: Winch with small crane (4 kN) (in wet laboratory) ready for CTD rosette system

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Coring Specifications:

  Coring Capabilities Aboard: Vibro corer VGK-6 - 3 m (option: ground penetrometer up to10 m)
  Grab Sampler: Van Veen
  Box Corer: Unknown
  Gravity Corer: Bozcorer
  Piston Corer: Unknown
  Multi Corer: Unknown

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Underwater Vehicle Capabilities:

  Underwater Vehicle Support: USBL – Trackpoint II
  ROVs: ROV - Sea Eye 600 DT
  AUVs: n/a
  Submersibles: Unknown

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Diving Support:

  Diving Capabilities: Possible place for decompression chamber

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Engineering Design Particulars


Ice Breaking Ability:

No Ice Class

Hull Materials:

  Dynamic Positioning Ability: ALSTOM Dynamic Positioning class 1
  Engines: Main engine(s): number:  3   make:  Diesel-Electric propulsion - 3 Volvo Penta gen-set
Power (BHP) each engine:  ~ 400 kVA ea.
Propeller Diameter:  Unknown
  m Max. RPM:   Unknown
Total power auxiliary diesels:  Unknown
  Electrical Systems:  


 Voltages: 230V, 400V
     kVA: 996
    Phases: 3


50  Hz

Stabilized System:   VAC   AMPs    Hz



  12, 24   Volts with  24  Volts Max


Fixed Equipment

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Navigation and Communication:

  Navigational Equipment: Radar - Bridge MasterE ARPA 251/ 6/MS X Band Radar - 15,1” + UAIS, FURUNO FA-100 with GPS, DGPS - FURUNO DGPS WAAS GP-90, GYRO COMPASS - Standard 22 compact gyro compass +DMS 5
  Communications Equipment: MF/HF – 1x SAILOR MF/HF System 4000, 150 W, with 1-channel DSC watch keeping receiver, 1x JOTRON EPIRB TRON 40s, 1x JOTRON 9 GHz Radar Transponder TRON SART, 1x Mc-Murdo Navtex Receiver Nav5 Plus
  Satellite Communications Equipment: Unknown
  GPS: AgGPS 132 Trimble

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Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: Deso 15, Navisound 100
  Sonar Type: DF 1000 Edgetech
  Sea Surface Mapping System: Integrated navigation system HYDRO
  Side Scanning: DF 1000 Edgetech
  Multibeam: SeaBead 8101
  Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler: Unknown
  Silent Ship Operations: Magnetometer, boomer, and others

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  Winches: 1  
    Steel Wire Length: 400  m,  safe working load:  5  tons
    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: Aft part of main deck

Clearance above deck:  7  m , and outboard extension:  3  m


Safe working load at maximum reach:  5  tons

  Crane: Position: Aft part of upper deck

Clearance above deck:  10  m  and outboard extension:  6  m


Safe working load at maximum reach:  12  tons

  Other:   Unknown

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Vessel Construction and Maintenance Supervision

  Construction Supervised by: £ukowski Office, Gdynia, and Construction Office N
  Classification Society: PRS
  Others, Specify: Class of ship: * KM RESEARCH SHIP I AUT
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