Oceanographic Research Vessels

Photograph of Research Vessel Gelendzhik

RV Gelendzhik

AquaGeo, in partnership with YMG, can provide specialised oceanographic research vessels that deliver innovative technical solutions and competitive pricing in challenging survey locations.

Suitable for:

  • Cable surveys
  • Site investigations
  • Scientific studies
  • Arctic surveying

The RV Yuzmoregeologiya and RV Gelendzhik  make up our fleet of deep water oceanographic research vessels. Purpose built for longevity at sea, and capable of stable operations with full ice classification. Fully certified for surveying in international waters with industry standard certification and compliance.

Photograph of Research Vessel Yuzmoregeologiya

RV Yuzmoregeologiya

Vessels are supplied with a suite of equipment including, but not limited to:

  • Working rooms
  • Laboratories
  • Dynamic positioning / multi-beam bathymetry systems
  • Photo and acoustic profiling
  • Sea sampling
  • Onboard geochemical analysis

In addition, both vessels can be provided with a full-suite of portable equipment for marine prospecting of ore and solid minerals.

RV Gelendzhik

Length, width, draft 104,4 m; 16 m; 5,84m
Reserves
Heavy oil 1117 t
Light oil 103 t
Oil 48,1 t
Water 104,2 t
Provisions 22,8 t
Deadweight 1592 t
Register tonnage, t 4504 gross / 1351 nett
Displacement: full 5700 t
Engines 2 x 3500 hp (6ЧH40/6PC2-5)
Endurance
Fuel 90 days
Provisions 70 days
Operations speed/fuel/consumptions (days)
2 engines 12,5 kt / 20 t
1 engine 9 kt / 10 t
At anchorage - / 3t
Cruising range 21000 miles
Crew / Scientists 34/35 persons
Project 12883M
Built 1989, Nikolayev Shipyard
Ship owner SSC FSUGE Yuzhmorgeologiya
Register class KM L2[1]AUT2 specialised
Flag Russian Federation
Registry Number 885858
Port of Registry Novorossiysk
IMO ID number 8826230
Call sign UFII
MMSI 273434310
Cruising regions (GMDSS) A1 + A2 + A3
Cruising regions Unlimited
Bow/stern thrusters VPK-1.6 500 kW
Shaft generator 1600 kW
Auxiliary diesel generator, Model CCFJ750-WN 2 X 700 kW
Emergency diesel generator 100 kW
Electro hydraulic lift and carry crane: bow 3 t
Electro hydraulic lift and carry crane: stern, IFG 60000 EX4 10 t
Water distiller Hansun FWG-25 2 x 25 t/days
Freshwater heaters CL300 2
Separator of bilge ballast water SKIT-S2,5 10m3/hour
Biological water treatment L-Frame 4 m3/hour
  • Radars FURUNO FR 2115, FR-2135S
  • Receiver FURUNO GB 80 GPS/Glonass
  • Electronic navigation maps system NavCom Voyager SB-19
  • Satellite wide-band coms array SAILOR 900 VSAT (with WIFI)
  • Dynamic positioning systems Navis
  • Log FURUNO DS-80
  • GMDSS system SAILOR 250 W (areas A1, A2, A3)
  • Gyrocompass PGM-C-011
  • Receiver Navtex
  • Echo sounder NEL-M1
  • Meteo station Furuno Airmar WX200
  • Video control system CCTV
  • Telephone station KJ-3
Chemical fire smothering system (engine room) 2 x 400 I (Halon-2402)
Fire pumps 2 x 100 m3/h; 1 x 40 m3/h
Foam generator 8 x 100 I/sec CO-II: 2 x 136 I
Steam generator (fuel and oil tanks, paint store) 5 kg/cm2
Fire smothering system KASKAD
Fire alarm station RYNDA
Lifeboats JY80C 2 x 55 persons
Survival suits 75 persons
Life Rafts
Viking-DK-25 4 x 25 persons
HYF-A25 1 x 25 persons
HYF-A20 1 x 20 persons
Zodiac, ACHILLES SU 16 5 + 1 persons
  • Navigation gear (C-NAV 3050 receiver, Guis – 129 PGM-C-011 Surveyor gyrocompasses)
  • USBL underwater navigation system iXSEA POSIDONIA 6000 (accuracy – 0.5% of slant range)
  • Towed acoustic system MAK-Relief
  • Multibeam echosounder Kongsberg EM122
  • Deep-water photo system GFU-6-C
  • Towed video/photo system Neptun-C
  • Teledyne BFP-312 pingers
  • CTD probe SeaCat with General Oceanics rosette
  • SVP Plus sensor
  • Teledyne WHS300 current meter
  • Seabed probing station for geotechnical investigation UGI-Nodules
  • Remote control grab sampler TG-6000
  • Sampling equipment (gravity pipe corers 12 m and 5.6 m, dredges, box corers)
  • Geotechnical and geochemical laboratories
JM20M transit winch 16 t
Automatic LARS Lifting load 2 t
Towing load 20 t
Warp winch 18 t
Derrick-beam Moving load 5 t
Stop load 18 t
Electromechanical winch 120KN
Eletromechanical winch 20KN

 

RV Yuzhmorgeologiya

Length, width, draft 104,5 m; 16 m; 5,84m
Reserves
Heavy oil 1019 t
Light oil 104 t
Oil 48,1 t
Water 104,2 t
Provisions 22,8 t
Deadweight 1959 t
Register tonnage, t 4430 gross / 1329 nett
Displacement: full 5660 t
Engines 2 x 3500 hp (6ЧH40/46-OM4)
Endurance
Fuel 85 days
Provisions 70 days
Operations speed/fuel/consumptions (days)
2 engines 12,5 kt / 20 t
1 engine 10 kt / 10 t
At anchorage - / 3t
Cruising range 19000 miles
Crew / Scientists 35/57 persons
Project 12883
Built 1985, Nikolayev Shipyard
Ship owner SSC FSUGE Yuzhmorgeologiya
Register class KM L2 A2 specialised
Flag Russian Federation
Registry Number 841099
Port of Registry Novorossiysk
IMO ID number 8724482
Call sign UBSZ
Bow/stern thruster PU-2.4 500 kW
Controllable pitch propeller
Shaft generator 2 x 1600 kW
Emergency diesel-generator Baudouin CCFJ750J-WM 2 x 700 kW
Emergency diesel generator 100 kW
Derrick booms with winches 6 x 3,2 t
Water distiller Hansun FWG-25 2 x 25 t/days
Freshwater heaters ZENYAN 300L 2 items
System of waste disposal CDY1
Seperator of bilge-ballast water SKIT-S2,5 10m3/hour
Biological water treatment HL-Frame 4 m3/hour
Electrical engine compressor CWF-60/30
  • Radars: FURUNO FR-2110, FR 2115, FR 2137
  • Receiver: FURUNO BP 30 GPS receiver, SGN-500 GPS
  • GLONASS, Gyrocompasses <<Guis>>, PGM-C-010, PGM-C-011 Surveyor
  • GMDSS system FURUNO 400 W (areas A1, A2, A3 with duplication)
  • Echo sounder SES-2000
  • Log FURUNO DS80
  • Receiver Navtex
  • Satellite station Fleet-77
  • Satellite wide-band coms array Sailor 900 VSAT (with WI-FI)
  • Electronic navigation maps system Nav Com Voyager SB-19
  • Meteo station FURUNO Airmar WX200
  • Control station CCTV video
  • Telephone station KJ-3
Chemical fire smothering system (engine room, propeller shaft tunnel) 2 x 315 I (Halon-2402)
Fire pumps 2 x 100 m3/h; 1 x 40 m3/h
Foam generator 3 x 100 I/sec, 2 x 136 I
Steam generator (fuel and oil tanks, paint store) 5 kg/cm2
Fire smothering system KASKAD
Lifeboats JY80C 2 x 55 persons
Survival suits 95 persons
Life rafts Viking-DK-25 4 x 25 persons
Zodiac, ACHILLES type. Mod. 06-2 SU 16AL 5 + 1 persons
  • Navigation gear (C-NAV 3050 receiver, Guis – 129 PGM-C-011 Surveyor gyrocompasses)
  • USBL underwater navigation system iXSEA POSIDONIA 6000 (accuracy – 0.5% of slant range
  • Towed acoustic system MAK-M1 (side sonar and sub-bottom profiler)
  • Single-beam echosounder Kongsberg EA600
  • Deep-water photo system GFU-6-C
  • Towed video/photo system Neptun-C-1M
  • Teledyne BFP-312 pingers
  • MIDAS SVP and SVPlus V2 sound-in-water velocity profilers
  • Sampling equipment (gravity pipe corers 12 m and 5.6 m, dredges, box-corers)
  • Geotechnical and geochemical laboratories
  • Bottom Scherman trawl
2 DLC120 electromechanical winches 12 t
Hydraulic A-frame: moving load 5 t
stop load 16 t
2 Rauma Repola trawl winches 16 t
2 hoisting winches 11 t
4 geophysical winches 0.5 t
Oceanographic winch LK-2 2 t