RV PELAGIA

Vessel Profile

Home port:
Texel, Netherlands
Home port Coordinates:
Latitude: 53.00683 Longitude: 4.796167
Organisation & Address:

NIOZ – Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research

Landsdiep 4, 1797 SZ Den Hoorn, Texel, Netherlands

Normal Area of Operation:

Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean, Mediterranean. Other areas (Black Sea, Red Sea, Southern Indian Ocean, Eastern Pacific) depending on national science demand.

Max No of EF+ Days:
17
Vessel details:

Length

Breadth

Draught

Gross Tonnage

Ice class

DP

Service speed

Max No. Scientific

Berths

No. of EF+ Scientific Berths

66m

12.8m

4.2m

1615

none

no

10kn

12

12

Technical Detail

Laboratory Facilities (fixed and temporary):

Fixed: wet lab, dry lab, wet chemical lab, CTD measuring lab

Temporary: maximum 9 containerised laboratories, including 1 Ultra Clean CTD container

CTD/Plankton sampling:

CTD and Rosette sampler – 2 x SBE 911 CTD with SBE 32 carousel (24 Bottle, 12L), 7000m deployment capability.

Rosette sampler (24 bottle, 25L), Ultra Clean CTD frame (24 bottles, 24L) with sampling container, 8000m deployment capability

Towed and lowered plankton nets (Including Multi-net)

Multi-Beam(s)/ Sub Bottom profiling:

Full ocean depth multi-beam system (EM302) to 8000m.

Oretech 3010 10kW Echo sounder 3.5 kHz

Fisheries Echo Sounders/Sonar:

EK500

USBL:

Kongsberg HiPAP 100, 12kHz, range 10km

Coring/Sampling Capabilities:

VibroCore (3/6m), Gravity core (3/6m), piston cores max 24m. Multicores (12x 100mm; 8x60mm + 4x100mm). Box Core (including video guided box core. Max deployment depth 8000m.

Winches:

2x 30t Trawl winches (4500m x 26mm wire), Deep Sea Winch (20mm Opto Electrical Mechanical Aramide Cable, 8500m); side winch, 3000m X 14mm steel; CTD winch 8000m X 11mm wire; Hydrographic winch 500m x 6mm steel. Stern towing winches.

Communications:

VSAT  Broadband system, 512kbps/256 Kbps, Fleet 33 satellite comm. backup, GSM phone

Special features:
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, depending on size and type

Support Offered to EurofleetsPlus Users:

All pool 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

TBD

   

2021

TBD

   

2022

TBD

   

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 RV Pelagia at erica.koning@nioz.nl

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

ENG1 or equivalent (not older than 2yrs)

Are additional medical checks required

no

Survival training certification required for joining vessel

List of acceptable equivalent certification:

PST (<5yrs), equivalent STCW training TBD

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

none

Diplomatic clearance required for area of operation

If <200nm offshore, yes.

Additional clearances required for area or type of activity

RV Pelagia – National Marine Research Facilities of the Netherlands