RV TUBITAK MARMARA

Vessel Profile

Home port:
Ministry of Transportation & Infrastructure Harbour / Tuzla / ISTANBUL
Home port Coordinates:
Latitude: 40°50’12’’N Longitude: 029°15’27’’E
Organisation & Address:

TUBITAK MARMARA RESEARCH CENTER

BARIS MAH. DR. ZEKI ACAR CAD. NO: 1                                

41470 GEBZE KOCAELI TURKIYE 

Link to Vessel Schedules:
Normal Area of Operation:

Mediterranean (Eagean Sea & Marmara Sea) & Black Sea

Max No of EF+ Days:
6
Vessel details:

Length

Breadth

Draught

Gross Tonnage

Ice class

DP

Service speed

Max No. Scientific

Berths

No. of EF+ Scientific Berths

41.2m

9.55m

3.4m

495 GRT

DP1

12

12

10

Technical Detail

Laboratory Facilities (fixed and temporary):

Wet Laboratory

Dry Laboratory

Biological Laboratory

Incubation Laboratory

Computer Laboratory

Autoanalyzer

Florimeter

CTD/Plankton sampling:

2500m Depth / Surface & Midwater Plankton Sampling

Multi-Beam(s)/ Sub Bottom profiling:

50 kHz/180 kHz Dual Freq. MBES / 2-16 kHz CHIRP SBP

Fisheries Echo Sounders/Sonar:

NO

USBL:

1000m Rated Acoustic Releaser

Coring/Sampling Capabilities:
Winches:

Winch #1 Coaxial Cable – 3000m Coax 8.2mm Outer Diameter Cable, Dual Use of CTD & SSS/SBP Towfish

Winch #2 Steel Wire – 2000m 10mm OD Outer Diameter Steel Wire for Seafloor / Sea Surface Sampling

Winch #3 Umbilical – 1000m 21mm Outer Diameter OD for ROV Deployment

Communications:

Coastal Communication (Limitless Access)

Land Based GPRS/3G/LTE in Harbours & Coastal Cruises

Satellite Communication (Messaging & Data Access)

Thuraya Marine

VOIP Satellite Phone

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

Fisheries Infrastructure N/A,

Coring Equipment N/A (Piston/Gravity/Box Corer (Van Veen Grab only))

Vessel capability to support ROV deployment:

The vessel is fitted with DP1 supported by USBL Acoustic Positioning System, the vessel is available for free swimming ROVs, winch is dedicated for own ROV system.   

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

Mediterranean (Eagean Sea & Marmara Sea) & Black Sea

June & September

Port of Istanbul

2021

Mediterranean (Eagean Sea & Marmara Sea) & Black Sea

June & September

Port of Istanbul

2022

Mediterranean (Eagean Sea & Marmara Sea) & Black Sea

June & September

Port of Istanbul

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)  TUBITAK MARMARA  at e-mail address: rvtubitakmarmara@tubitak.gov.tr

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

Personal Statements will be negotiated accordingly.

Are additional medical checks required

Personal Statements will be negotiated accordingly.

Survival training certification required for joining vessel

List of acceptable equivalent certification:

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

Familiarisation Briefing applied

Diplomatic clearance required for area of operation

Yes, the vessel is owned by Turkish Ministry of Science & Technology and Governmental permissions required for all processes.

Additional clearances required for area or type of activity

Turkish Ministry of Science & Technology and Governmental permissions (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) required for all processes.