Scientific Marine Research Vessel


Designed to develop missions in the fields of Oceanography, Hydrography and Geophysics, protection of human life at sea, support for navigation aids, humanitarian assistance, logistical support and protection of the marine environment.

The vessel is designed to comply with underwater noise emission requirements under lifting conditions, as specified for the DNV GL class (A) STEALTH notation.

The ship is designed with a dynamic positioning system that meets the requirements of IMO DP Class 1, as per the LRS DP(AM) class notation.

The ship is designed to meet the requirements of the LRS Ice Class 1C FS notation for sailing in light ice conditions (0,4 m) during the Antarctic summer.

Classification and Certificates

LRS Class Notation: Water Radiated Noise: Stealth (A) of DNV GL (lifting speed of up to 9 knots


Main Dimensions

Total length: 83.00 m
Depth: 7.20 m
Displacement @design draft: 3245.87 t @4.25 m
Breadth: 16.00 m
L.A.D Draft: 4.25 m


Maximum Speed: 13 knots
Range: @ 11 Knots

45 days@ 60 people

30 days@ 90 people


Crew and Science staff: 60 passengers
Flight deck and hangar: Dauphin / Bell Helicopter 412
Survivors: 30 people

Tank Capacity

Ballast: 552,05 m³
Fresh Water: 237,08 m³
Fuel: 773,8 m³
AVCAT (Aviation Fuel) 15 m³


Engines: 2 x CAT 3512E, IMO Tier II, Rating A
Power: 2 x 1491kW@1600rpm
Reducers: 2 x Reintjes LAF 1173, 74. 29:1
Propellers: 2xcpp Ø 2600 mm/5 blades/NiAl-bronze

Electrical Power Generation

Main Generators: 3xCAT C18, 565 ekW, 706 kVA, 60Hz, 3 phases
Emergency Generator: 1xCAT C9.3, 224 ekW, 280 kVA, 60Hz, 3 phases

Navigation and Communications

  • GMDSS: A
  • Integrated Bridge System: Multipurpose workstations
  • Integrated automation system: Alarm monitoring and machine control
  • Radar: X-band, S. Radar Ice Detection (X-band radar functionality)

Sample Analysis, Data and Sample Storage

  • Laboratories: Geology; Wet; Dry; Hydrography and Geophysics / Data analysis room

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