R001 - Biological Research Vessel for Charter

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The vessel is designed to conduct che­mical and biochemical experiments and for research work on ocean organisms. The ship is equipped with spaces and equipment for sampling by means of diving and trawling and for carrying out chemical, biochemical, physical-chemical, micro­biological and biological research work.


Built: November 28, 1985, Finland.

Loa x B x D: 75.5m x 14.7m x 7.3m

GRT/NRT: 2441/814

Class: KM*L1 [1]A2 (research vessel)

M/E: 1 x 2576 KWt

DG x 3

Tail Shaft Generator x 1

VPP + bow thruster

MGO store: 468 tons

Fresh water store 240 + 100 t

Fresh water consumption 15 t/day

Fresh Water Generator, complies with all Int. standards


Navigation system NAVOS 625, Hollming Ltd. Elec­tronics; Satellite navigator, Loran-C, Omega, Doppler Log, Gyro Compass and Autopilot have been connected to the navigation computer. The radio station: tranceivers both for normal and emergency traffic, VHP radio telephones and a telex station; two radars, log, echo-sounder, RDF and navigator, etc. GMDSS installed


11 Laboratories: The Laboratory for Chemical Technolo­gy, located on the forepart of the main deck; three Biochemical Laborato­ries, a Spectroscopic Laboratory and a Laboratory for Physical Chemistry. Their spectrum of scientific instruments inc­ludes several Liquid and Gas Chroma-tographs, IR- , UV- Vis- and Fluorescence Spectrophotometers, Amino Acid and Carbon Hydrate Ana­lyzers and a Gas Chromatograph/ Mass-Spectrometer system; Hydrobiological Laboratory; Laboratories and Chambers for Biological Experiments and Micro­biology.The Biosynthesis Laboratory, on the wheelhouse deck, is equipped with a Liquid Scintillation Counter and Programmable Multichannel Analyzer. (Vivarium, a Glassblowing Worksshop and a Photo Laboratory; also refrigerated chambers, temperatures below -45°C.)


Diving complex, equipped with compressors and pressure chamber


Accommodations: 69 persons - total of 43 cabins, consisting of 4 apartments, 13 single cabins (of which 6 contain an additional "Pullman-bed") and 26 twin-bed cabins.

The two mess rooms are designed for a total of 52 persons, galley.


Consumption in sea – 12t/12.5 knots

Consumption at anchorage – 1.5 t