RV SOCIB

Vessel Profile

Home port:
Palma de Mallorca
Home port Coordinates:
Latitude: 39° 33’ 47.42” N Longitude:2° 38’ 10.34” E
Organisation & Address:

ICTS SOCIB – Balearic Islands Coastal Observing and Forecasting System. Parc Bit, Naorte, Bloc A 2ºp. pta. 3 
Palma de Mallorca SPAIN. E-07121. Tel: +034 971 43 99 98. CIF: Q0700535H.

Normal Area of Operation:

Western Mediterranean

Max No of EF+ Days:
7
Vessel details:

Length

Breadth

Draught

Gross Tonnage

Ice class

DP

Service speed

Max No. Scientific

Berths

No. of EF+ Scientific Berths

23m

9m

1.75

172

Yes DP0

12 kts

8h: 13

12h: 10

16h: 9

24h: 7

8h: 13

12h: 10

16h: 9

24h: 7

Technical Detail

Laboratory Facilities (fixed and temporary):

Large wet, chemistry and water labs, Dry Lab

Fridge

Freezer: -20

CTD/Plankton sampling:

SeaBird SBE21 THERMOSALINOMETER: Continuous sea surface layer temperature and salinity data

Multi-Beam(s)/ Sub Bottom profiling:

-2 side poles are available to install seismic/acoustic instrumentation

-TELEDYNE 150 KHz ADCP

Fisheries Echo Sounders/Sonar:

-SIMRAD EK60 120 KHz scientific probe Echosounder

USBL:

-2 side poles are available to install seismic/acoustic/other instrumentation

Coring/Sampling Capabilities:

A-Frame: 4 m wide x 4.76 m high. 2Tn Max

Winches:

IBERCISA MO-H / 30 / 3000-8: 1,900 kg with bare drum, and 1,050 kg with full drum. Coaxial Rochester 8mm

IBERCISA  MO-H / 30 / 3500-6: 800 kg with bare drum and 500 kg with full drum

Communications:

Satellite  Broadband system, Iridium, GSM phone and VOIP system

Special features:

Ashtec 3D GPS 800 ADU

Suitable for:

Hidrography

Scientific Limitations:

Multipurpose research vessel.  Suitable for carrying out a wide variety of scientific survey operations in coastal and offshore sea locations.  The vessel is adapted to accommodate a variety of small (800 Kg) Remotely Operated Vehicles.

Vessel capability to support ROV deployment:

Yes, for small ROVs (800Kg max)

Support Offered to EurofleetsPlus Users:

None

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

35° 48’ 51,08” N      1° 58’ 32,80” E

43° 53’ 21,52’’ N     9° 15’ 20,87’’ E

 

Year

Location

Availability by Month

Ports of operation in the period of availability

2020

Palma de Mallorca

Any

Western Mediterranean European Ports

2021

Palma de Mallorca

Any

Western Mediterranean European Ports

2022

Palma de Mallorca

Any

Western Mediterranean European Ports

Contact Details

Applicants are welcomed to discuss the initial feasibility of their work while they prepare their application with the operator of RV Socib at ccastilla@socib.es/info@socib.es

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

None

Are additional medical checks required

None

Survival training certification required for joining vessel

List of acceptable equivalent certification:

None

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

None

Diplomatic clearance required for area of operation

Not in spanish EEZ

Additional clearances required for area or type of activity

Depending on the location and type of work to develop

Balearic Islands Coastal Observing and Forecasting System

23m long, delivered in September 2012. Operates <150 days per annum