Hydrographic – Oceanographic Vessel PYTHEAS

Hydrographic – Oceanographic Vessel PYTHEAS

A steel vessel with the following characteristics:

Tonnage 750 Τ, Length 50 m, Width 9.6 m, Draft 3 m
Speed 10/13 knots, Radius of action 3500 nautical miles
Crew: 6 Officers, 12 Junior Officers and 18 Five-Year Service Reserve Officers
Built in 1983

Propulsion GENERAL MOTORS 12-567 power 2Χ900HP and two (2) tailshafts

MWM TD 232, V12 KVA, 2X225 KVA motor engines, and MWM TD 266-4, 1Χ35 KVA emergency motor engines

Oceanographic systems

Oceanographic winch, CSTD winch, NANSEN bottles, CSTD SBE 911 and SBE 19, Sub Bottom Profiler and Geoacoustics side scan sonar echo-sounders, samplers, core samplers, AANDERA current meters, Undulators, BENTHOS releases and satellite imaging station

Hydrographic systems

Single-beam Laz Elac 721 echo-sounder, GPS/LRK/EGNOS (Aquarius 5002) receiver, tow fish side scan sonar echo-sounder (S.S.S. klein 595), Hypack 8.9 Max (hydrographic data collection and processing software).


Multibeam Simrad EM 2000 echo-sounder, single-beam ODOM echo-sounder, DGPS positioning system (Seatex Sea Path 2000), Hypack 8.9 Max (hydrographic data collection and processing software).