ISLA DE ALBORÁN
The "Isla de Alboran" ship was built as a purse seine fishing vessel in the Mediterranean, by "Astilleros Lehimosa" from Vinaroz (Castellón), in 1988. It is a ship with raked bow and tacks in range, transom bow and half-ramp for starboard trawl, powered by twin propellers of four blades each, and governed by an ordinary center helm with two cross-maneuver propellers: forward and aft. Since then, it has repeatedly undergone significant improvements and maintenance works. The manufacturing material is polyester, and it has a mast on the bridge and two decks (main and castle)
KEY FEATURES OF THE VESSEL
Between perpendiculars 25.00 meters
BEAM 6.24 meters
DRAFT 2.32 meters
DEPTH 2.78 meters
GRT 100.25 t
GT 81.01 t
SPEED 10.5 knots
GASOIL CAPACITY 10,900 liters
FRESH WATER CAPACITY 3,000 liters
ENGINE OIL CAPACITY 700 liters
HYDRAULIC OIL CAPACITY 700 liters
Two Guascor engines model FRB.-180 Tasp (1250 rpm-2x225cv)
Two Guascor reducers’ model R-140
Two stainless steel shaft line with two stainless steel horns
Two propulsion propellers with four cupro-nickel blades
Two transverse maneuver propellers brand "Marco" 50 hp
A Mitsubishi generator, 120 hp, with a Letag 20 KVA alternator.
An emergency generator on deck, brand Yanmar with a Meco 10 KVA generator.
BILGE PUMPING AND FIREFIGHTING SYSTEMS
Electro pump brand Creisenti 220 v with a flow of 30,000 l/h.
Pump brand Creisenti driven by the main ENGINE of 30000 l/h.
Gasoil transfer pump
Fire detection and alarm system Kugetronic CC 102, connected to the two systems in the pump circuit
Fire extinguishers are available in all compartments
Smoke detectors in the engine room and the bridge connected to the fire alarm.
The ship complies with the current regulations regarding navigation lights:
Lighting panel on the bridge 24v / 220v.
Lighting panel on the engine 24v / 220v.
4v and 220v projectors on the deck and castle
Current Rectifiers 220v to 24v.
Automatic battery charger for GMDSS Mastervolt equipment MASS 24/75
An array of lighting batteries
An array of starter batteries
An array of auxiliary batteries for GMDSS equipment
The following equipment is in the working deck:
An Atlas Kran telescopic crane, model AK 125.1 AZ (12 tons) with winch
Hydraulic winch "Maquinaria y Taller S.L.L." model AL-1500-AI-M Power 2000 kg at ½ reel with 800 m of 10mm cable and side warping ends.
A davit located on the port side for purse maneuvering, in stainless steel, with upper crosshead and eyebolts to bow and stern.
Two small struts for manual maneuvers
An extensible gantry for vibros of up to 6 m high
ANCHORING MACHINERY ON CASTLE DECK
A hydraulic anchor winch with a reel, with a capacity of 300 meters of cable
WORK AREAS LAYOUT
The main deck is clear and it has hatches for the engine room and hold.
In the bow-port there is the pulling winch for sampling. Powerful enough to lift weights of up to 2,000 kg from depths of up to 800m.
In the stern, there is a turret on which the main crane is installed, which range covers the entire working deck.
In the stern-starboard there is a trawl half-ramp on which the tender is located. Thanks to its design, it allows a quick and easy hoisting and lowering maneuver.
The hold dimensions are approximately 7.6m in length, 5.7m in beam and 2.10m in height, and it has two iceboxes of about 10 m³. Both of them stow fridge and freezer, being an appropriate location for a field laboratory.
CASTLE AND ACCOMMODATION LAYOUT
In the bow, above the castle, there is the control bridge with two access doors, one from the outside and another from the inside.
In the intermediate deck there is a spacious dining room, a galley, a bathroom with shower, a cabin for up to four people with bathroom and shower, and a single cabin.
Housing for the rest of the crew is under the intermediate deck and consists of twelve berths.
The vessel has an ordinary center helm, located on the center line, driven by a hydraulic servo motor which pump is coupled to the main starboard engine. The whole steering system is driven by electro valves located on the bridge. In case of a failure in the hydraulic pressure, the wheel is manually operated from the steering wheel, also having a safety servo coupled to the port engine.
RADIO AND NAVIGATION SYSTEM
KODEN CHROMASCOPE Probe model CVS 8811, 50kcc and 1kW
SIMRAD Probe EQ 44/55
SIMRAD Probe NSS12
Navtex receiver JRC NCR-333 SOLAS
MF/HF JRC JSB-196 GM DSC Radiotelephone
KELVIN HUGHES, HUSUN-60 VHF radiotelephone.
VHF SAILOR RT-5022 DSC SOLAS Radiotelephone
NAVICO Portable VHF AXIS 30 SOLAS radiotelephone
ICOM Portable VHF IC-GM 1600 E SOLAS radiotelephone
CMURDO Beacon GS SMARTFIND PLUS (GPS)
SIMRAD Radar RA 722 UA with a range of 96 miles
KANNARD RESCUER SERPE-AIMS SART Radar transponder
CETREK 741 Autopilot
KODEN GPS Navigator KGP-913 with integrated antenna
RESCUE AND SAFETY EQUIPMENT
Safety systems are:
Two life rafts, Duarry model with capacity for 16 and 8 people respectively.
Duarry rescue boat approved SR 5 B SOLAS for 5 people
Four lifebuoys and eighteen life jackets for the whole crew
Floating smoke signals, rockets and flares
A class-C first-aid kit
Carman 112 Signal light, 24v 100w
Comet SOLAS linethrower