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MV Northern Horizon (United Kingdom)
Builder: Goole shipbuiling & Repair Co.
Commisioning: 1966 (Rebuil1987,1991 and1996)
Owner: Marr Vessel Management Limited
Classification: Lloyds +100A1 +LMC DTp Class VII
Signal Letters: C60G3
Official Number: 308539
Port of registry: Nassau
Length overall: 74,88 meters
Length BP: 65,42 meters
Overall Width: 12,4 meters
Depth: 8 meters
Draft: 5,2 meters
Speed: Max 14 knots
Range: 16.000 Nautical miles
Duration: 53 days
Gross Tonnage: 1.833 tonnes>
Net Tonnage: 549 tonnes
Displacement: 2.028,44 tonnes
Fuel Capacity: 358 tonnes
F.W Capacity: 80 tonnes
Accommodation: 50
Crew: 15
Main Engines: 1 x English electric 12 CVSM 1.600 bhp 750 rpm
1 x RK3C - 1.618 bhp 750 rpm
Main Propulsion: DC Motor 900 V 1.850 A
Continuous rating 2100 SHP
Single fixed pitch prop 204 rpm
Auxiliary Propulsion: Bow thruster - (Elliott)white giljet 800 bhp
Stern Tunnel Thruster - Brunvoll 105 bhp
Kamewa 500 bhp
Control System: Dynamic positioning GEC GEM 80 Simplex bridge computer console, port and starboard bridge wing joystick control
Generators: 2 x English electric DC propulsion generators 835 kW 750 rpm 510 V DC each
2 x 300 kW 415 V 3 phase 50 Hz E.Electric
1 x 300 kW 415 V 3 phase 50 Hz Scania
1 x 200 kW 415 V 3 phase 60 Hz Scania
1 x 100 kW 415 V 3 phase 60 Hz rotary conv 24 DC
1 x 250 kW 415 V 3 phase 50 Hz Cummins
Power Supplies: 415 V AC 50 Hz, 115 V AC, 220 V AC 50 Hz
415 V AC 60 Hz, 24 V DC
Auxiliaries: Water evaporator 10 t/d
1 x HRO Plant 4 metric tonnes per day
Air Conditioning
Laboratories: Tween Deck instrument space (625 sq.ft), additional survey laboratory, Main deck (245 sq.ft), Photo laboratory (78 sq.ft).
Handling Facilities: Stbd Boat deck crane TICO 100
Port ROV Crane ACB 31TM
Navigation Outfit: 2 x Furuno Radar, Cetrec Autopilot, 1 x SGB
Gyro, 1 x Sperry Gyro compass, Benmar
Echosounder, Hydro-Acoustic postion Ref.
2 x Furuno GPS navigator, Furuno weatherfax, NavTex receiver, 1 Speedlog Range 16000 Nm
Communications: Full GMDSS system to area A3 fitted plus Satcom "B", Radio rack RC-1500-1T, FM8000 VHF, DSC8V VHF DSC, FS1562/15 SSB, DSC6 MF/HF DSC Controller, AA50 DSC watch receiver, Dp5 NBDP terminal. Felcome 11 STD C, PP510 printers (24 V DC), PR850A mains 24 V DC autochangeover Power unit, VHF antenna c/w 20m cable (DSC8V & FM8000) Fax5 c/w 2.6m whip antenna (AA50) SSB antenna (FS1562-15) PR300 PSU (Dup.equipment), Vivtron 25 A battery chargers.
Additional Information: 1 x 6 m Searider plus twin 55s CEGELEC DPS 80 Mk II Simrad HPR 310
Home port: N/A


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