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R/V Akademik Mstislav Keldysh (Russia)
Builder: Rauma-Repola Oy., Finland
Commissioning: 1981
Owner: P.P.Shirshov Institute of Oceanology of Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
US NODC code: 90BP
Length: 122,20 meters
Beam: 17,82 meters
Draft: 5,89 meters
Gross tons: 5.543
Horsepower: 5.840
Aux. Horsepower: 2.200
Range: 20.000 nautical miles
Endurance (days): 303
Cruise speed: 10,5 knots
Max. speed: 12,5 knots
Crew: 34
Officers: 30
Scientists: 65
Air condition: Yes
Main vessel activity: Oceanography
Ocean area where vessel operates: Worldwide
Capacities and working spaces: Dry cargo holds: 570 m3
Fuel: 1100 m3
Fresh water: 149 m3
Wet laboratories (total area): 0 m2
Dry laboratories (total area): 0 m2
Fresh water generator capacity: 18 m3
Freeboard to working deck: 0,0 m
Free working deck area: 0 m2
Space for container laboratory: 7 m x 5m
Design particulars: Hull materials: Steel
Energy sources: Main engines number: 4 (Diesel)
Power (BHP) each main engine: 5.840 at 750 rpm
Diameter and max. rpm propeller: 3.000 m 190 rpm
Total power auxiliary diesels: 2.200 HP
Electrical systems: AC Voltage: 0/ 380 V, total 4400 kVA, 3 phase, 50 Hz
AC Voltage: 0/ 220 V, total 320 kVA, 3 phase, 50 Hz
DC Voltage: 0V, total 0V
Stabilized system for scientific equipment: 220 VAC 57 AMP 50 Hz
Fixed equipment: Navigation and communication:
Nav. equip: Radar Loran SatNav Gyro DopLog:
Communication: SatCom
Communication satelite: GPS
Acoustic: Echosounders for scientific research: 12kHz
Provisions for silent ship operation: Silent Ship
Oceanographic: Oceanographic winches number: 9
Steel wire length: 9.999 m, safe working load: 2 tons
Conducting cable length: 7.500 m, safe working load: 2 tons
Trawl winch length: 9.999 m, safe working load: 10 tons
Other, specify length: 0 m, safe working load: 0 tons
Gantry Position: Stern
Clearance above deck: 5 m and outboard extension: 8 m
Safe working load at max. reach: 10 tons
Crane position clearance above deck: 12 m and outboard extension: 12m
Safe working load at max. reach: 5 tons
Other winches for instruments or sampling: For Submersible
Electronic data processing equipment permanently available on board: Computer: Philips 4401/10
Classification society: Russian Register
Submersibles supported:: Mir I and Mir II
Home port:: Kaliningrad
Additional information: R/V Akademik Mstislav Keldysh is the biggest oceangoing research vessel in the world.

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