Built in 1946 as a steam trawler in Beverly, England
Rebuilt 1968 as a diesel powered seismic vessel in Tromso Norway
This is the vessel that went to the Titanic wreck site with 21 NBC reporters and 14 crew on board. She was last in operation in 1998 and is in excellent condition.
She has accommodation for 34 persons, she has 3 wet labs and a computer room,
TWO BEDS CABINS 9
SINGLE BED CAB. 16
Her cruising speed is 11 knots with a cruising range of 36 days.
Main propulsion is 1500 BHP diesel,(380 RPM) Deutz SBV8M (new 1976)
with a 2080 mm controllable pitch propeller
and 762 mm diam. 165 BHP Bow Thruster
Her fuel capacity is 180t
Fresh water 94t and production of fresh water is at 3t a day.
Her Navigation equipment consists of -Loran-C, GPS, radar, gyro compass, autopilot.
Communications are..VHF, HF, MF, radiotelephone, INMARSAT-C
Electrical Generators - 5 units , a total 760kva, 50 and 60 Hz
Hydraulic Knuckle boom crane - Hiab of Sweden.
HIAB MODEL #120 THIS HYDRAULIC "KNUCKLE BOOM" CRANE IS USED FOR
LOADING AND UNLOADING THE SHIP, AND FOR LIFTING THE BIONESS AND
RMT OVER THE SHIPS RAIL DURING LAUNCHING AND RECOVERY. THE
CRANE IS POWERED BY HIGH PRESSURE OIL SUPPLIED BY A PUMP IN THE
STERN OF THE SHIP.
LIFTING CAPACITY 11.4 TONS METRIC
REACH 8.48 METERS
EXTENSION 3.9 METERS
OUTREACH LIFTING CAP. 2 M. 5300 KG.
4.3 M. 2650 KG.
6.3 M. 1800 KG.
8.2 M. 1380 KG.
10.5 M. 850 KG.
12.5 M. 600 KG.
LAST DRY DOCK AND INSPECTION IN 1992 BUT IN 1998 RECEIVE A
TEMPORY CERTIFICATE AND WENT ON THE TITANIC WRECK WITH 21NBC REPORTERS WITH A CREW OF 12, STILL IN A VERY GOOD CONDITION.