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L'Europe

L'EUROPE can conduct highly diverse missions at sea, particularly those related to fisheries research and the coastal environment, including :

  • conventional, pelagic and experimental deep sea trawling (depths reaching 1300 meters),
  • resource assessment using acoustics,
  • deployment of set fishing gear (gill nets, long lines, pots...).
  • seismic and sedimentology surveys,
  • hydrological sampling.

Ship specifications

  • Length overall : 29,60 m
  • Overall breadth : 10,60 m
  • Aft draught : 3,45 m
  • Load displacement : 264 t
  • 2 main engines SACM Diesel (2 × 345 kW)
  • Gross tonnage : 335 UMS
  • Year of construction : 1993
  • Bureau Veritas Classification
  • Official number : ST 819589 H
  • On-board staff
    • crew : 8
    • scientists : 8

Scientific equipment and quarters

  • Echosounders
    • Multibeam ME 70 - 70 to 120 kHz – Simrad (Fishery and bathymetry option)
    • Single-beam ER60 12kHz - Simrad
    • Split-beam ER 60 - 38/70/120/200/333 kHz – Simrad
  • Motion Reference Unit – Ixblue Hydrins
  • Marport trawl sensors
    • Doors spread sensors - 42/75 kHz
    • Trawl explorer TE504
  • Thermosalinograph SBE 21 – Seabird + Vortex Debubbler
  • Bathythermograph XBT Turo
  • Central clock - SofyM90 - ACEB
  • Weather station BATOS by Météo-France
  • Mobile equipment :
    • Kongsberg EM2040
    • Ixblue - GAPS

Deck equipment

  • Rotating stern gantry crane UMC 5 t
  • Moon pool 1.30 m × 1.30 m
    • hydrology winch : stainless steel cable 3 200 m - Ø 6.45 mm
    • CTD winch : cable length 3 200 m - Ø 6.45 mm
  • Oceano winch : cable length 5 000 m - Ø 10.8 mm
     pull at average diameter: 4.5 t
  • 2 trawl winches : cable length 2 700 m - Ø 16 mm
     pull at average diameter : 4.5 t
  • Marelec warp measurement system (lengths, time, loads, alarms)
  • Topping winch: cable length 50 m - Ø 20 mm
     drum pull : 5 t
  • 2 winding trawls - 3.5 m³ and 2.5 m³
  • Netsonde winch: cable length 1 500 m - Ø 10 mm
  • 1 Automatic net heaver - pull 2 t
  • 1 hauler - pull 0.8 t
  • 1 rotating davit with drums for coaxial cable : 100 m - Ø 11 mm, 68 m - Ø 28 mm
  • Crane on rear deck, variable range - UMC 5.3 t at 2 m, 0.6 t at 12.50 m
  • Crane on front deck, variable range - UMC 3.4 t at 1.80 m, 0,58 t at 9.10 m

Navigation and positioning

  • navigational computer and electronic map - Sodena
  • differential GPS receiver - Sercel NR 103
  • GPS receiver - Trimble
  • corrections RTCM - Marinestar
  • receiver Sercel VEGA Syledis
  • gyrocompass SGB 1000 - Brown
  • electromagnetic log - Sagem LH 92
  • automatic pilot - NECO 828
  • 2 radars - Racal-Decca Bridgemaster C
  • Meteofax receiver

 

Radiocommunications

  • station SMDSM
  • 1 Inmarsat M Nera
  • Itineris 8 W
  • call numbers :
    • tel. via GSM : (0)6 85 32 89 54
  • tel. via Inmarsat M : 00 870 6 227 403 10
  • fax via Inmarsat M : 00 870 6 227 403 20
  • telex via Inmarsat C : 058x 4 227403 11