RV AEGAEO

Vessel Profile

Home port:
Piraeus Greece. Port of Registry : Chalkis Greece
Home port Coordinates:
Latitude: 37.94745 N Longitude: 23.63708 E
Organisation & Address:

HELLENIC CENTRE FOR MARINE RESEARCH

46,7 Klm Athens Sounion Av. P.C.: 190 13 Anavissos Attica Greece P.O.Box 712

Vessel Web site address:
Link to Vessel Schedules:
Normal Area of Operation:

Mediterranean Sea, Red Sea to 17o N, Black Sea.

Max No of EF+ Days:
12
Vessel details:

Length

OA

Breadth

Draught

Gross Tonnage

Ice class

DP

Service speed

Max No. Scientific

Berths

No. of EF+ Scientific Berths

61,50

9,60

2,90

778

No

No

11 knots

21

18- 20

Technical Detail

Laboratory Facilities (fixed and temporary):

Wet, chemistry and water labs, Dry Lab, freezers (-20,) and refrigerators.

Capacity to carry 1x 20ft containerized labs. 

Underway T+S, Meteorological sensors.

CTD/Plankton sampling:

CTD and Rosette sampler – 2 x SBE 911plus CTD with SBE 32 carousel (24 x 10 lt or 12 x 12 lt Niskin Bottles), 6000 m deployment capability. CTD equipped with temperature, salinity, pressure, dis. Oxygen, turbidity, fluorescence sensors.

Towed and lowered plankton nets (Including Multi-net)

Multi-Beam(s)/ Sub Bottom profiling:

2 Multibeam sonars (SEABEAM 2120 & 1180),

Side Scan Sonar, Combined Deep Tow Side Scan Sonar & Chirp subbottom Profiler

Pinger Sub Bottom Profiler

Airgun Seismic profiler (single channel seismic)

Various samplers for benthos and sediment coring

GPS Satellite heading 

Fisheries Echo Sounders/Sonar:
USBL:

ROV use only

Coring/Sampling Capabilities:

Gravity core (3/5 m). Max deployment depth 4.500 m. Box Corer.

Winches:

2 x 5 t Trawl winches (1 X 4500 m x 16 mm wire 1 X 2.500 X  22 mm), CTD winch 6000 m  X 6 mm wire, Hydrographic winch 6.000 m x 4mm

Communications:

A3 SOLAS requirements, Mobile phone, Satellite Communications under development. (Reverting)

Special features:

Ship is equipped with 75 kHz RDI Ocean Surveyor hull-mounted Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP)

Scientific Limitations (i.e. geophysics, coring, fisheries, any other discipline that cannot be performed on board for whatever the reason)

No Fisheries

Vessel capability to support ROV deployment:

Yes, capable, has deck space with 380 V power supply, Positioning is carried out manually by deck officers, USBL, Crane and A-Frame for Launch and recovery.

Support Offered to EurofleetsPlus Users:

All vessel equipment will be made available to EurofleetsPlus Users on request.  Technical support on vessel equipment will be available during the entire survey.

Vessel availability by location and by year/time of year for Eurofleets+:

Year

Location

Availability by Month

Ports of operation in the period of availability

2020

Normal operating area as above

2-3 weeks from April to October. We need at least 6 months’ notice

Piraeus GR.

2021

Normal operating area as above

2-3 weeks from April to October. We need at least 6 months’ notice

Piraeus GR.

2022

Normal operating area as above

2-3 weeks from April to October. We need at least 6 months’ notice

Piraeus GR.

Direct contact accepted from applicants during the proposal preparation?

Yes. Applicants are welcomed to discuss the initial feasibility of their work while they prepare their application with the operator of R/V “AEGAEO” at e-mail address: chandras@hcmr.gr

Certification requirements: Medical certification required for joining the vessel and the list of acceptable certificates.

None certification required by scientists and or technicians other than seamen

Are additional medical checks required

None medical check required for personnel other than seamen

Survival training certification required for joining vessel

List of acceptable equivalent certification:

None required. The participants are obliged to attend training on board

Additional certification required e.g. Ship security awareness / other

Ship security awareness

Diplomatic clearance required for area of operation

For all research operations, diplomatic clearance required for the Greek EEZ and for neighbouring EEZ or other.

Additional clearances required for area or type of activity

  • Seismic operations require additional permits   

Other requirements for other jurisdictions to be addressed via Diplomatic clearance process.