RV SIMON STEVIN

Vessel Profile

Home port:
Oostende Belgium
Home port Coordinates:
Latitude: 51.237 Longitude: 2.922
Organisation & Address:

Flanders Marine Insitute – VLIZ

Wandelaarkaai 7 8400 Oostende Belgium

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

Eastern part of English Channel and southern part of the North Sea. AO largely comprised between Le Havre (0E), Hull (54N) and Willemshaven (7E)

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

36

9.4

3.5

458

DP0

12Kn

10

10

Technical Detail

Laboratory Facilities (fixed and temporary):

One wetlab of 16m², One dry lab of 12m²

CTD/Plankton sampling:

SBE25 mounted in SBE55 coastal carrousel (6*5L bottle)

Standard plankton nets available

Flowcytometer and videoplanktonrecorder available

Multi-Beam(s)/ Sub Bottom profiling:

Kongsberg EM2040

Innomar SES Quattro (mobile)

Fisheries Echo Sounders/Sonar:
USBL:

GAPS

Coring/Sampling Capabilities:

3m vibrocorer, up to 100m deployment depth capability

Winches:

2x 6t trawl winches, 300m depth capability

6m lifting heigth

1t CTD winch, 300m depth capability

1t side A-frame, 2.5m lift height

Communications:

GSM, local Microwave WiFi up to 20km offshore

Satellite 512/512kbps

Special features:

Silent operations ICES209 up to 8Kn

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

winches allow only up to 100m waterdepth operations

Endurance of vessel is limited to 5days (10 scientists onboard).

Vessel capability to support ROV deployment:

Vessel is capable of operating medium sized ROV’s. VLIZ owns and operates ROV Genesis from the vessel. http://www.vliz.be/en/rov-genesis

Support Offered to EurofleetsPlus Users:

Dedicated shiptime for EF+projects, including all available equipment (see http://www.vliz.be/en/equipment). Technical support provided.

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

Vessel operates by definition in Belgian coastal waters and adjacent areas

Vessel operates on a daily basis with regular availability of multiple day campaigns.

Cruise schedule available per 6 months.

Oostende

2021

Vessel operates by definition in Belgian coastal waters and adjacent areas

Vessel operates on a daily basis with regular availability of multiple day campaigns.

Cruise schedule available per 6months.

 

2022

Vessel operates by definition in Belgian coastal waters and adjacent areas

Vessel operates on a daily basis with regular availability of multiple day campaigns.

Cruise schedule available per 6months.

 

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 Simon Stevin at andre.cattrijsse@vliz.be

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

No medical certification needed

Are additional medical checks required

No

Survival training certification required for joining vessel

List of acceptable equivalent certification:

No

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

No

Diplomatic clearance required for area of operation

Yes when in Dutch, French or UK waters

Additional clearances required for area or type of activity

Research tasks within offshore windmill parks require approval of WMP operators