Gems Researcher 11
Zeebrugge 30 July 2008

 

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Name

GEMS RESEARCHER

Type

Fast survey vessel
A multi-functional platform, providing support for geotechnical, geophysical and metocean operations

Call sign

2AXL5

Flag

United Kingdom

Port of registry

Newcastle Upon Tyne

Length

18,60 m

Breadth

5,00 m

Working draft

0,8 m

Built

2005

Conversions

Currently being rebuilt as a survey vessel 2008

Hull material

Aluminium hull and superstructure

Engines

2x Cummins QSM 11 engines each producing 450 bhp
2x Hamilton 322 waterjets with marine gearboxs
1x 18 kVA generator

Capacities

Fuel: 1.600 litres
Fresh water: 350 litres
Endurance: 2 to 3 days

Lifting gear

Crane: Palfinger PK9500M 5,8 t/m
A frame with a safe working load of 2,0 t
Trawl winch, with SWL 2,0 t
Winch mounted on a frame with SWL 1,0 t

Bridge instruments

Furuno GPS Navigator
Furuno Navtex NX500
Furuno Radar
Furuno Satellite Compass SC120
Simrad autopilot AP50
Simrad rate compass
Simrad Rudder angle indicator
Phontec Public address system
Phontec Intercom system
IT Holland Electromagnetic compass
Fire alarm system
Clock / barometer
Switchgear
Fuel gauges
Installed entertainment radio-CD player

Bridge communications

Furuno VHF Radio FM8500
Furuno VHF Radio FM2721

Live saving

2x 10 man liferafts c/w hydrostatic release
Senhouse slip and bridle
10x lifejackets 150N
10x thermal protection aids
2x Immersion suits
3x lifebuoys c/w mounting clips
Perryline and lights
1x set pyrotechnics
1x first aid kit & manual
1x Jason's cragle
1x set international signal flags
1x aldis lamp
2x Portable VHF (Jotron TR20)
2x Sart (Jotron Sart)
2x EPIRB (Jotron 405)
1x radar reflector
1x fire bucket & lanyard

Crew

2 ship's crew and 8 survey personnel

Accommodation

The galley consists of microwave, electric hob, fridge and kettle, mounted in/on a worktop unit.
A sink with hao and cold running water is fitted.
The heads compartment consists of WC and sink, with hot and cold water.
A deckhead mounted air conditioning unit provides heating and cooling

Head Office

GEMS International NV
Pathoekeweg 9b04
8000 Brugge

Belgium

Owner

GEMS group
Geotechnical Engineering and Marine Surveys