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Operating in the Mediterranean Sea

Year built: 1963
Year acquired by IOLR: 1982
Major conversion: 1982
Hull: Steel
Length: 27m
Beam: 6.9m
Draft: 3.7m
Displacement, full: 172 tonnes
Installed power: Twin screw, 12v-71GM engines 254 kW each
Fuel capacity: 32,000 litres
Service speed: 10 knots
Range: 2,500 nm
Number of crew: 5
Scientific team : 15
Instrumentation and equipment:
GPS navigation (DGPS optional)
Echo sounder
GMDSS communication
Wet lab (10.5 m2)
Dry lab (17.5 m2, air-conditioned)
Freezer space
Running seawater
CTD winch (conducting cable, 2000 m)
Hydrographic winch (3,500 m)
'A' frame - 4 tonnes capacity.
Side crane - 500kg
Box corer, Piston Corer
Aft deck space 25m2

Usage: All types of oceanographic research including deep water operations, coring, trawl towing and large sampling.


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