Detailed characteristics

  • Length overall: 73.65 m
  • Overall breadth: 14.90 m
  • Draught: 6.1 m
  • Load displacement: 2900 t
  • Gross tonnage: 2.803 UMS
  • Classification Bureau Veritas: I3/3E, fishing, open sea, ice II, AUT - PORT, CNC-1
  • Stabilization: Flume tank 29 m3
  • Crew: 16-25
  • Scientists and technicians: 25
  • Average operating speed during passages and cruises: 11 knots
  • Maximum speed: 14.7 knots
  • Autonomy: 60 days to 11 knots
  • Construction: 1996, Leroux et Lotz Naval, Dieppe
  • Owner: IFREMER
  • Armement: Genavir
  • Flag: France
  • Type: oceanographic research
  • Call sign: FNFP
  • Registry number: BR 868095 G
  • IMO number: 9070307

Scientific quarters

  • Scientific HQ and processing room (70 m²)
  • Mission HQ (35 m²)

Laboratories

  • Automated sorting room (130m²)
  • 4 laboratories, 84 m² :
    • hydrology: 24 m²
    • physics: 18 m²
    • chemistry: 15 m²
    • biology: 27 m²

Docks and mission equipments

  • Conservation dock fish 0°C (33 m²)
  • Freezingdock fish -20°C (23 m²)
  • Freezing tunnel -40°C
  • Mission docks

  • Rotating stern A. Frame : 22 T
  • Lateral A frame (hydrology—CTD) CMU 5 T
  • Telescopic crane quarter deck CMU 10 T to 10 m
  • Foredeck crane, variable range CMU 6 T to 1,91m – 1,25 T to 8,63 m
  • 2 winches for drag ropes : L 4500 m
  • Netsonde winch L 2000 m
  • Dredging winch L 600 m
  • Plankton support (aft starboard) CMU 1 T

Network: multiservices gigaEthernet and wifi in work and living area.

Servers and data storage: Hewlett Packard on Linux RedHat Entreprise and Window XP

Digital video surveillance: Panasonic, codec Mpeg4

Software:

  • Acquisition and archiving unit: Techsas
  • Data processing of fishing sensors and multibeam echo sounders: Movies-3D, HERMES
  • SMF data processing: Caraibes 
  • Real time mission tracking: SUMATRA 
  • Information and video broadcasting system: SDIV+
  • Integrated navigation system: CINNA (Genavir)
  • AIS: UAIS
  • Automatic pilot
  • Bridge Echosounder
  • Electromagnetic log 2 axis
  • Gyrocompass
  • Dynamic positioning
  • Radar
  • Anemometer
  • Meteofax receiver
  • Synchronous electric engine Propulsion
  • 4 Caterpillar alternators
  • Propulsion electric motors (2200 kW)
  • Main propulsion: Transverse thrusters and Electric afore (with closing flaps)
  • Regulated current by 2 alternators: 2 UPS de 30 kVA
  • Diesel capacity: 460 m³
  • Freshwater: 190 m³
  • Radio station SMDSM/NAVTEX
  • EPIRB: Kannad 406S and 406 HW 
  • Inmarsat
  • VSAT
  • Facsimile meteo receiver