DESCRIPTION OF THE VESSEL
It is a CATA vessel model 356 with two catamaran-type pads for jobs in which enough space for both equipment and for technicians is needed. It has 12 sqm of cabin and 16 sqm cockpit, to carry out without problems any kind of activity.
The inner layout has been modified in a shipyard, in order to adapt it to these works. So, it has had an opening in the floor of the cabin, between the pads of its catamaran-type hull, of direct access to the sea, to place the transducers required for data collection. It is also possible to place them in any of the sides. The wheelhouse includes a 9 sqm work room, with possibility of installing air conditioning equipment, with two table heights for equipment and computers, 2 linear meters each on the port side, and 2m of cushioned bench on the starboard one. Ahead of both there is the Master in the same room. The bathroom has a toilet and hot shower. It has a three-person master cabin forward and two single cabins, one on each side of the pads, any of which can be used to store equipment.
LENGTH 11.83 m
DRAFT 0.90 m
GRT TONNAGE 19.73
APPROVAL 6 passengers, including crew
MANNING Master and sailor
MAXIMUM LOAD 2500 Kg
Registered in List 5th for group III, T class, sailing 25 miles off the coast.
Engine room with silentblocks and acoustic cladding.
At 10 knots the bow lift is less than 2 degrees.
Stability guaranteed by its catamaran-type hull.
It has bypass between fuel tanks
Main Engines 2 x 260 hp Yanmar 6LP-DTP diesel of axis
Top speed 26 knots with range of 600 miles.
Combined SIMRAD equipment CX44 with.
Radome antenna radar RB-716-A 1.5 foot (24 miles range)
GPS-Chartplotter with C-MAP NT+ nautical chart.
Dual frequency echo sounder NMEA 38/200 output, serial port RS32. Meets hydrographical regulations.
IMRAD AP11 autopilot with +/- 1º correction
McMURDO PW SOS RESCUE Emergency radio beacon
Two DUARRY KHA-6 SOLAS life rafts
VHF DSC SOLAS "SAILOR" RT 5022 radiotelephone
Two portable ICOM IC-GM1600E SOLAS VHF Radiotelephones
SART SIMRAD AS70 Radar transponder
MASTERVOLT 2000-12/230 voltage converter
Radar arch for placement of work flags and installation of light signals.
On the port side of the cockpit a hydraulic boom has been installed, with 200m of steel cable and lifting capacity of up to 300 kg, with a safety clearance of one meter from the ship's rail, connected to the port engine of the boat. With it, up to 90 daily samples of sand have been taken with scoop in depths between 60 and 100m.
A biconical rotor has been placed on the stern transom to make easier the pull focused on trawling by sonar or for towing other vessels.
On the starboard side there is a saltwater fire hydrant fed by a pump coupled to the main engine.
On the bridge it is housed the fly with duplicate navigation controls and twin spotlights swiveling 360 degrees and a range of 900 m. It has a practicable hatch has to place the transducer holder in working or navigation position, aided by a gantry with a manual winch.