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Vessel Data and Contact Information for the
Sarmiento de Gamboa

Last Updated - 3/10/2006
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: Spain

NODC Code:

    Call Sign: Unknown
Owner: Unidad de Tecnología Marina
Operator: Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC)
Address: Pg. Maritim de la Barceloneta 37-49
08003 - Barcelona - Spain
Telephone: +34 93 230 95 00
Fax: +34 93 230 95 55
Year Built: 2006
Ship URL: Link to Ship Home Page

Ship Schedule URL:


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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 70.5  m
  Breadth: 15.5  m
  Freeboard to working deck: 325  m
  Max. draft: 4.6  m

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Main Vessel Activity

  Main Activity: Multidisciplinary research vessel
  Operating Area: Worldwide
  Navy Grids Supported:

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Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: 2.979  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: Unknown
  Fuel: Unknown
  Wet Labs Area: 55  m2
  Dry Lab Area: Unknown
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: Unknown
  Scientific Clean Water Generation: Unknown
  Free Working Deck Area: Unknown
  Space for container lab: 5 of 20 feet  m
  Radioactive Isotope Work Areas: Unknown

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Range, Speed and Endurance

  Range: 11500  nautical miles
  Cruising Speed: 12  kts.
  Max. Speed: 15  kts.
  Endurance: 40  days

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  Officers: 6
  Other crew: 10
  Scientists: 25
  Air Conditioned:

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Data Processing Equipment:

  Computers: Unknown
  Printing/Plotting: Unknown

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CTD Specifications:

  CTD Aboard: Unknown
  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: yes
  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:


Hull Materials:

  Dynamic Positioning Ability: Unknown
  Engines: Main engine(s): number:  2   make:  Unknown
Power (BHP) each engine:  1200
Propeller Diameter:  Unknown
  m Max. RPM:   Unknown
Total power auxiliary diesels:  Unknown
  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: 2 x radares ARPA ECDIS. Dinamic positioning
  Communications Equipment: GMDSS
  Satellite Communications Equipment: Fleet 77
  GPS: 2 x DGPS

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Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: Unknown
  Sonar Type: Unknown
  Sea Surface Mapping System: Unknown
  Side Scanning: Unknown
  Multibeam: Unknown
  Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler: Unknown
  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: Unknown

Clearance above deck:  Unknown  and outboard extension:  Unknown


Safe working load at maximum reach:  Unknown

  Other:   Unknown

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Vessel Construction and Maintenance Supervision

  Construction Supervised by: Construcciones Navales P. Freire (Vigo, Spain)
  Classification Society: Unknown
  Others, Specify: Unknown
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