Jump to content

Alba Na Mara

Alba Na Mara

Launched:  2008  FRV Alba na Mara

Capabilities:  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  
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
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
Cargo winch 1.5T pull
1 x Gamma frame 3.0T SWL – Odim

Data Processing Equipment:
Ship-Wide fast Ethernet Scientific
Fibre optic network  Colour inkjet printers
General purpose PCs  Thermosalinograph
Navigational Equipment:
2 x Band Arpa Radars – C5310/6                      
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

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.

Based in Fraserburgh but worked mainly on the West Caost, this is the boat that will be supplying the information for the proposed closure, if i'd known that when i took the pic i'd have chucked one of the logs piled on the quay into her prop. for the size of boat she only had dunbar 6ft doors aboard.