The 17m motor catamaran “ADA REBIKOFF“ serves as support vessel for diving missions with the LULA1000 submersible. The vessel is used for transporting the sub within the Arquipelago and for towing it from harbour to the dive site.
Furthermore, the catamaran is used for missions with the purpose of collecting bathymetric data, using the on-board Multibeam Sonar.
Some technical data:
LOA: 16,90 m
LWL: 15,66 m
Beam: 7,50 m
Draught: 1,68 m
Hoisting system for lifting the submarine, workshop with lathe, milling machine, welding gear and spare parts stock;
Sidescan sonar with hydraulic winch and 2,200 metres of cable;
galley, 4 double cabins;
Underwater telephone for voice communication with the submersible;
USBL system, linked to GPS and motion sensor, for tracking the submersible during diving missions and for providing the submersible´s geographical position to the sub via ultrasound;
Engines: 2 x Deutz 125 KW;
Design: Martin de Jager;
Category: A (oceanic);
Hull certificate: Germanischer Lloyd Hamburg (DNV-GL)