G.O. Sars

The G.O. Sars, launched in 2003, is fitted with a propulsion system designed to eliminate underwater radiated noise whilst operating at 11 knots.

The G.O. Sars is one of the most advanced research vessels in the world, and is operated by the Institute of Marine Research (IMR) of Norway. With its vibration- and noise-damped diesel generators, and its propellers driven by direct current motors, the G.O. Sars is an extremely quiet vessel. It emits 99 % less underwater noise than conventional research vessels.

A single Fixed Pitch Propeller is driven by three Wärtsilä 6L32 double elastically mounted generating sets producing 8,1 MW.

G.O. Sars, research vessel, 2003

Name G.O. Sars
IMO 9260316
Type Research vessel
Classification DNV Ice class C, DP Notation
Owner Institute of Marine Research (IMR) & University of Bergen, Norway
Shipyard Flekkefjord Slipp & Maskinfabrikk in Norway
Delivered 2003
Gross tonnage 4067 GT
Lenght overall 77.50 m
Breadth moulded 16.40 m
Maximum draft 5.80 m
Maximum speed 17.5 knots

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