Research ship for the integrated fishery and oceanographic research in the World ocean


KM Arc4 [1] AUT1-ICS OMBO DYNPOS-1 (REF) EPP ECO HELIDECK Special purpose ship of Russian Maritime Register of Shipping


  • trawl and acoustic multispecies research to evaluate aquatic organisms reserves;
  • study of oceanological conditions to provide the biological and fishing efficiency of water in the research areas;

  • monitoring of commercial aquatic organisms habitats;

  • evaluation of state and distribution pattern of food reserves, food supply for main commercial fish;

  • analysis of behaviour and data collection to evaluate aquatic organisms reserves by means of remote-controlled underwater vehicle;

  • mapping of bottom configuration in the water area under survey;

  • fish catching by means of bottom and pelagic trawls for research purposes (for laboratory tests) with following freezing;

  • adoption of new fish-detecting methods and apparatus;

  • engineering research in the field of aquatic organisms processing;

  • work with actual and prototype models of remotely-controlled and towed scientific equipment for deep-sea research of aquatic organisms and their habitat; 

  • scientific research by means of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV).


Operation centre, ichthyological block, oceanological block, hydrobiological and hydrochemical laboratories, laboratory of underwater video systems, laboratory for fishing gear testing. 
There is a helipad in the foreship for helicopters of Ка-32 type.


  • Thruster, pcs. x kW                                                           1x400.1x800
  • Electro-hydraulic crane, pcs. x capacity x outreach          2 x 6t x16m, 1 x 6t x 16m, 1 x 2t x 12m
  • Electric oceanographic winch, kN                                     15
  • Electric rope winch, kN                                                      10
  • Electric winch, pcs. x kN                                                    1x50, 1x20, 1x50, 1x30, 2x40
  • Plankton laser meter, set                                                   1
  • Hydraulic trawl winch, pcs. x kN                                        2x400
  • Electric Gilson winch, pcs. x kN                                         2x120
  • Electric heaving winch, pcs. x kN                                      4x100
  • Hydraulic net drum with separation shoulder, pcs. x kN   1x200
  • Hydraulic net drum for pelagic or bottom trawl, pcs. x kN 1x300
  • Hydraulic cable winch, kN                                                  21
  • Throw-overboard liferaft, pcs. x pers.                                8x25
  • Rescue/lifeboat, pcs. x pers.                                              1x18/1x60
  • Work boat, pcs. x pers. 1x6


The conceptual design was developed in 2016.

Main Features

  • Length overall, m 93.1
  • Length between perpendiculars, m 84.4
  • Breadth at DWL, m 17.0
  • Depth (trawl deck), m 9.7
  • Draft at DWL amidships, m ab. 6.0
  • Volume of cargo holds, m3 ab. 450
  • Freezing hold (-28°C), m3 ab. 300
  • Endurance, days 60
  • Capacity of fish processing plant ab.20 t/day
  • Speed, knots 15
  • Crew / special personnel, pers. 28/30

Power plant

  • Main diesel generator, pcs. x kW 3x1710
  • Emergency/harbour diesel generator, kW ab. 150
  • Electric propulsion plant, pcs. x kW ab. 2х1700

Chief Designer

V. V. Volkov