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SA Agulhas / SA Agulhas II

SA Agulhas SA Agulhas II
Affiliation Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism, Directorate: Antarctica and islands Department of Environmental Affairs
Type Steel Hulled, Ice strengthened Antarctic Supply/Oceanographic Research Vessel Polar supply and research vessel
Class LRS Ice Class 1 PC-5
Keel Laid 1977 31 January 2011
Builders Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Shimonoseki, Japan STX Finland, Rauma, Finland
Gross tonnage 6122.96 T 12,897 GT
Displacement 1836.88 T
Net tonnage1836.88 T
3,840 NT
4,780 DWT
Displacement7191 T 13,687 tons
Length overall 111.95 m 134.2 m (440 ft)
Breadth 18.05 m 21.7 m (71 ft)
Moulded draft 6.045 m 7.65 m (25.1 ft)
Depth 10.55 m (34.6 ft)
Power MCR 4476 kW, service power 3804 KW4 Wrtsil 6L32 (4 3,000 kW)
PropulsionTwo Uni-directional Mirrlees KMR6 Major turbo charged and intercooled 6 cylinder 4 stroke engines geared to a single controllable pitch propeller. Diesel-electric; two shafts (2 4,500 kW) Two controllable pitch propellers
750 hp Samuel White Gill omnidirectional bowthruster.
500 hp Pleuger tunnel stern thruster.
Bunker oil capacity 1099 tonnes
Maximum speed 14.0 knots 16 knots (30 km/h; 18 mph) (max)
5 knots (9.3 km/h; 5.8 mph) in 1 m (3.3 ft) ice
Cruising speed 12.5 knots
Range 15 000 nautical miles 15,000 nautical miles (28,000 km;
17,000 mi) at 14 knots (26 km/h; 16 mph)
Endurance 90 days
Complement 138 comprising 40 crew and 98 scientific/other staff 145 comprising 45 crew and 100 passengers in 46 cabins
Capacity 4,000 m3 (140,000 cu ft) cargo hold
500 m3 (18,000 cu ft) of polar diesel
Aircraft carriedtwo SAAF Oryx helicopters2 Atlas Oryx
Aviation facilitiesEnclosed hangar facilities Helideck and hangar



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