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

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

Antarctica (Ross Sea & surrounding areas), Indian Ocean,  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

ICE05, Icebreaker

YES

12 Kts

50

12

Technical Detail

Laboratory Facilities (fixed and temporary):

1 Wet lab, 1 Dry Lab

CTD/Plankton sampling:

CTD and Rosette sampler, SBE911 CTD with 12 bottles

Multi-Beam(s)/ Sub Bottom profiling:

Shallow Water MBES & Deep Water MBES (to be installed)

Oceanic Sub Bottom Profiler 

Fisheries Echo Sounders/Sonar:

SBES Simrad EA600 – hull mounted (to be installed)

USBL:

1 HiPAP, 1 HPR400

Coring/Sampling Capabilities:

Box Corer, Grab

Gravity corer (to be installed)

 

Winches:

Hydraulic winch suitable for SSS

CTD winch w/t 6000 meter cable

GOFlow dedicated clean winch (6000m kevlar cable)

Magnetometer winch

Fishery winch

Communications:

Satellite VSAT system for internet connection,  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).

Seismic solid state streamer Sercel 428 Sentinel 1500m

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

Ross Sea & surrounding areas

Pacific and Indian oceans

Unavailable due to Dry Dock (May/June)

Jan – April

July- Dec

 

TBC

TBC but likely in New Zealand

 

2021

Ross Sea & surrounding areas

Mediterranean Sea via Indian Ocean

Arctic 

Jan – March

March – May

Summer 

TBC

 

 

2022

Ross Sea & surrounding areas

Pacific and Indian oceans

Jan – March

April – December

TBC but likely in New Zealand

Contact Details

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

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

STCW seafarers medical is required.

Are additional medical checks required

No

Survival training certification required for joining vessel

List of acceptable equivalent certification:

STCW personal survival techniques certificate is not needed if not involved in active deck operations. 

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

None

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