RV Laura Bassi

Vessel Profile

Home port:
Trieste
Home port Coordinates:
Latitude: 45.65N Longitude: 013.75E
Organisation & Address:

OGS- Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale

Borgo Grotta Gigante 42/c – 34010 Sgonico (Trieste) – ITALY

Link to Vessel Schedules:
Normal Area of Operation:

Antarctica, Arctic Sea and Mediterranean Sea

Max No of EF+ Days:
5
Vessel details:

Length

Breadth

Draught

Gross Tonnage

Ice class

DP

Service speed

Max No. Scientific

Berths

No. of EF+ Scientific Berths

80m

17m

7,5m

4028 GT

Yes, IAI icebreaker

YES

12 Kts

50

12

Technical Detail

Laboratory Facilities (fixed and temporary):

1 Wet labs, 1 Dry Lab

CTD/Plankton sampling:

CTD and Rosette sampler, SBE911 CTD with 12 bottles

Multi-Beam(s)/ Sub Bottom profiling:

Kongsberg EM2040c and Kongsberg EM304 (to be installed)

Fisheries Echo Sounders/Sonar:

SBES Simrad EA600 – hull mounted

USBL:

1 HiPAP, 1 HPR400

Coring/Sampling Capabilities:

Gravity corer (5m Max length), Box Corer, Grab

Winches:

Hydraulic winch suitable for SSS  to be installed

Hydraulic winch suitable for Coring to be installed

Hydraulic winch suitable for CTD and Rosette

Communications:

Satellite VSAT system for internet connection (to be installed) Fleet 77 and Iridium (voice only)

Special features:

On request: Multi Channel Seismic

ACQUISITION: Geometrics CNT-2 recording system with 300m long digital streamer (96 channels).

SOURCES: Sercel GI Guns 4x210cu.in., Sercel G guns 4x250cu.in., Sercel Mini GI Gun 1x60cu.in.

COMPRESSOR: BAUER electric up to 2500 l/min (Container 20 feet)

Suitable for:

Seismic, Bathymetric, Oceanographic and Multipurpose

Scientific Limitations:
Vessel capability to support ROV deployment:

Yes

Support Offered to EurofleetsPlus Users:

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

TBC

TBC

TBC

2021

TBC

   

2022

TBC

   

Contact Details

Applicants are welcomed to discuss the initial feasibility of their work while they prepare their application with the operator of RV OGS Explora at e-mail address: fcoren@inogs.it

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

Up to 12 scientists can be embarked without certification.

For additional scientists above 12 the following certification is required:

STCW Personal survival techniques certificate (5 years’ validity)

STCW seafarers medical (Known as ENG 11 (Irl) or ENG1 (UK) (Validity 2 Years)

Ships security awareness training for seafarers without designated security duties

(Valid for life).

Are additional medical checks required

No

Survival training certification required for joining vessel

List of acceptable equivalent certification:

GWO and OPITO up to July 2019

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

Diplomatic clearance required for area of operation

Yes, for operation in Territorial Waters and neighbouring EEZ’s. (when applicable). Required to be submitted by Chief Scientist

Additional clearances required for area or type of activity

For Seismic operations refer to local authorities regulations