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Vessel Data and Contact Information for the
Aurora Magnetica

Last Updated - 3/24/2009
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: UK

NODC Code:

    Call Sign: MGGY
Owner: Aurora Magnetica ltd
Operator: Aurora Magnetica ltd
Contact: Pierre Sauvadet
Address: 12 Victoria Street
Alderney, GY9 3UF, G.B.
Year Built: 2003
Ship URL: Link to Ship Home Page

Ship Schedule URL:


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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 18.5  m
  Breadth: 5.2  m
  Freeboard to working deck: Unknown
  Max. draft: 1.4  m

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Main Vessel Activity

  Main Activity: Low impact year round observation platform with silent mode operation
  Operating Area: Arctic
  Navy Grids Supported:

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Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: 40.48  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: Unknown
  Fuel: Unknown
  Wet Labs Area: 0  m2
  Dry Lab Area: 18  m2
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
1200  m3
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: Unknown
  Scientific Clean Water Generation: Unknown
  Free Working Deck Area: 9  m2
  Space for container lab: Unknown
  Radioactive Isotope Work Areas: Unknown

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Range, Speed and Endurance

  Range: 8400  nautical miles
  Cruising Speed: 7.3  kts.
  Max. Speed: 8.7  kts.
  Endurance: Unknown

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  Officers: 3
  Other crew: Unknown
  Scientists: 9
  Air Conditioned:

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Data Processing Equipment:

  Computers: yes, navigation through Navsim Technologies, images processing, weather data recording, satellites aquisition
  Printing/Plotting: Yes, Simrad

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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: Possible, Type Konsbert Hugin 1000 to 4500
  Submersibles: Unknown

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Diving Support:

  Diving Capabilities: Unknown

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Engineering Design Particulars


Ice Breaking Ability:

up to 10cm

Hull Materials:

  Dynamic Positioning Ability: No
  Engines: Main engine(s): number:  2   make:  Perkins Sabre M92
Power (BHP) each engine:  135.32kW
Propeller Diameter:  0.8   m Max. RPM:   Unknown

Total power auxiliary diesels:  Unknown
  Electrical Systems:  


 Voltages: Unknown
     kVA: Unknown
    Phases: Unknown



Stabilized System:   VAC   AMPs    Hz



  12v, 24v   Volts with  24v  Volts Max


Fixed Equipment

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Navigation and Communication:

  Navigational Equipment: JRC radar 72nm, Simrad 32nm, Simrad chartplotter, Simrad 30-3600m graphic deep sounder, Furuno precision 1-100m deep sounder, simrad GPS, Simrad autopilot Furuno weather sensors availaible through Bluetooth network
  Communications Equipment: Unknown
  Satellite Communications Equipment: Iridium OpenPort 64kbs permanent link
  GPS: Simrad, Furuno, JRC

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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: Bow/Stern

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: Builder: META, Tarare, France
  Classification Society: Unknown
  Others, Specify: Unknown
OCEANIC - Ships Schedules & Information Pages
University of Delaware, College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment
Lewes, Delaware  19958
Phone:  (302) 645-4225