MRV Alba na Mara

Main activities:

Operational Areas:

Launched:

Capabilities:

Alba na MaraFisheries Research

West Coast


2008

Fisheries Research (single, twin, pelagic/demersal trawling and scallop dredging) hydrographic sampling, surveying and camera work

Class:

MCA Category 1 - 150 miles offshore - Safety of Small Workboats and Pilot Boats - A Code of Practice Hull Construction to SFIA, Machinery and outfit to SCMSS

Endurance:

14 days minimum

Builder/Designer:

Macduff Ship Design Ltd

Dimensions:

Length Overall

27.00m

 

Length on Loadline

23.95m

 

LBP

23.55m

 

Breadth Moulded

8.80m

 

Amidships Depth Moulded

4.30m

Speed:

Trial speed 10.3 knts at 100%

 
 

Cruise speed 8 knts

 

Bollard Pull:

Minimum 11.5 tonnes

 

Crew:

8

 

Scientists:

5

 

Technical Information

Capacities:

Tonnage

163.47

 

Oil Fuel

45,274 litres

 

Fresh Water

15,200 litres

 

Water Ballast

20,000 litres

 

Sewage Plant

4,000 litres

Propulsion Machinery:

Main Engines

2 x Mitsubishi S6R MPTK

 

Rating

2 x 630 BHP @ 1600 RPM

 

Gearboxes

2 x Reintjes WAF 364L

 

Ratio

4.92:1

 

Propellers

2 x fixed pitch, 5 blade

 

Diameter

1800mm open

 

Bo-hruster

Thrustmaster 711mm dia 4 blade - 93kw

 

Stern Thruster

Thrustmaster 711mm dia 4 blade - 93kw

 

Rudders

2 x high performance

 

Main Generators

2 x Scania D112 62 EMS 10.6F -220kw

 

Harbour Generators

1 x Mitsubishi 6D16T -97kw

Laboratories:

Wet Lab Area

12.5 sq m

 

Dry Lab Area

11.5 sq m

Electrical Supplies:

415v 3ph 50hz

 
 

240v 1ph 50hz

 
 

24v DC

 
 

240v stabilised clean system

 

Deck Machinery:

3 x Split trawl winches

810m x 20mm wire - RAPP

 

2 x Auxy trawl winches

100m x 16mm wire - RAPP

 

Slip ring winch

700m x 30mm cable - RAPP

 

Slip ring winch

600m x 8.1m cable - RAPP

 

Anchor windlass

3.5T pull - double - RAPP

 

Hydro wire winch

400m x 8mm - 1.2T pull- RAPP

 

Net sounder winch

700m cable - Svendborg

 

Gilson winch

3.0T pull - RAPP

 

Knuckle boom crane

Triplex - 18 t/m

 

Power block crane

Triplex - 10 t/m

 

Net drum

Split type - 8.0T pull

 

Portable net drum

Single type - 3.0T pull

Data Processing Equipment:

Ship-Wide fast Ethernet

 

Fibre optic network

 

General purpose PCs

 

Scientific computers

 

Colour inkjet printers

 

Thermosalinograph

 Communications

Navigational Equipment:

2 x Band Arpa Radars - JRC 5310/6
Cargo winch - 1.5T pull

1 x Gamma frame - 3.0T SWL – Odim

 

2 x GPS Simrad GN33D

 

2 x Sodena Mini ECDIS Chart Plotter

 

1 x Simrad AP50 Autopilot

 

2 x Simrad Dual GC80 Gyrocompass

 

1 x Simrad ES60 Echosounder 50/200 kHz

 

1 x Suzuki S1800-MBB/H800 Searchlight Sonar 80 kHz

 

1 x Skipper EML 224 Electromagnetic Log

 

2 x Wet Lab Extension Monitors for EK60

 

1 x Simrad EK60 Split Beam 38 kHz

 

1 x Simrad EK60 Split Beam 120 kHz

 

1 x Simrad EK60 Split Beam 200 kHz

 

1x Simrad AI50 AIS system

 

1 x Seatex MRU H Motion Sensor

 

1 x Kongsberg Synchronishing Unit

 

1 x Simrad Hoistable Transducer Unit

Communications:

1 x Sailor 4000 HF SSB 150w PEP

 

2 x Sailor RT5022 VHF with DSC

 

4 x Simrad AX50 GMDSS Portable VHF

 

2 x Simrad EP50 EPIRBs

 

2 x Simrad SA50 SARTs

 

1 x Simrad MS55 Fleet 55 Sat System

 

1 x Skipper Taiyo TF711 Weather Fax

 

1 x Airmar Weather Station

 

1 x Cellphone System

 

1 x Internal Vingtor ACM M PABX & PA System

 

1 x CCTV System - 5 cameras

Position- Keeping System:

1 x Kongsberg C-Joy Joystick Control System linked to: Gyro Compass, wind, DGPS speed, thrusters, propellers, steering gear and autopilot

Trawl- Monitoring System:

1 x Rapp PTS Pentagon Auto Trawl System
1 x Scanmar Trawl Monitoring System

Noise and Vibration:

Extensive use of noise reducing insulation, flexibly mounted machinery, balanced propellers to minimise noise.

Workboat:

An Allay Duck/ERACO aluminium workboat 5.5m with twin 50 HP outboards and launching davit.