Alliance side viewAlliance stern viewAlliance stern boardside NRV Alliance top view

Ship Description:

The 93 meters, 3,180 t NATO ship NRV ALLIANCE was designed in the mid 80’s as a quiet acoustic research platform. It is capable of operating in all oceans strategically important to NATO nations. ALLIANCE enables scientists and engineers from the Centre and partner nations to conduct a wide range of experiments. The ship is equipped with modern scientific instruments, a sophisticated navigation system, and its deck comprises of a vast array of winches (some fitted and some removable), heavy cranes, a lateral frame and a stern U-frame (including a large 4 drum main tow winch for large arrays). This variety of deck equipment allows a large variety of launch and recovery of scientific and engineering sensors, oceanographic instruments, autonomous vehicles and tethered devices. ALLIANCE can accommodate a variety of containerized payloads as well.

ALLIANCE has a crew of 44 Italian naval personnel and can accommodate in comfortable single and double cabins up to 25 scientists.

A key feature of ALLIANCE is its main laboratory where scientist have at their disposal about 150 square meters of space to work. Additionally, the ship was designed with quiet operation in mind and as such, can be operated under various engineering configuration (eight noise states in total including propulsion using batteries) to reduce and eliminate radiated noise throughout the ship.

The ship includes 400 square meters of open deck working areas, 500 square meters of scientific storage spaces, and 225 square meters of additional scientific spaces (such as internal oceanographic winch, wet lab, tactical coordinator and conference rooms).

 

pdf NRV Alliance Specifications (1.34 MB)

pdf Chartering CMRE ships (478 KB)

pdf NRV Alliance Drawings (500 KB)

pdf NRV Alliance Life On Board (3.69 MB)

pdf Scientific Trial Planning Process Map (73 KB)

pdf Scientific Trial Planning Template (934 KB)

Contact

 

For general inquiries or to discussed chartering opportunities, please contact CMRE’s Director of Marine Operations: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Welcome Onboard Presentation:

 

pdf  Welcome aboard NRV Alliance (573.52 kB)

 

Onboard Slideshow:

 

pdf  NRV Alliance Life On Board Slideshow (3.69 MB)

 

Contact

For general inquiries or to discuss chartering opportunities, please contact CMRE’s Director of Marine Operations at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Leonardo side viewLeonardo winch 400Leonardo at Pianosa Island, July 2008

Ship Description:

CRV LEONARDO has been designed to provide a stable yet flexible sea-going scientific platform suitable for operations is shallow waters. The 29 meters long ship is well equipped for a variety of scientific and deck equipment to provide complementary capability to NRV ALLIANCE.

Owned by NATO nation, the ship has a very silent propulsion system at low speed and enjoys the benefit of a diesel electric azimuth thruster drive and a bow thruster completely controlled by a fully automated dynamic positioning system and power management system. This makes LEONARDO a very maneuverable ship for littoral and close to shore operations. Equipped with an internal moon pool, the ship can be fitted with a variety of sensors and scientific devices to perform experiments

Manned by a crew of 9 Italian navy personnel, the ship can accommodate up to 11 scientists and engineers in day activity and 3 scientists onboard for extended night activities.

With its High Precision Positioning system (HiPAP 500), its DP capability and deck fitted cranes and stern U-frame makes LEONARDO an ideal platform for launch and recovery of ROVs, unmanned underwater vehicles and many other payloads.

LEONARDO can accommodate a 20 foot lab container that nearly doubles the laboratory space onboard

pdf CRV Leonardo Specifications (659 KB)

pdf Chartering CMRE ships (478 KB)

pdf CRV Leonardo Drawings (411 KB)

pdf CRV Leonardo Life On Board (2.33 MB)

pdf Scientific Trial Planning Process Map (73 KB)

pdf Scientific Trial Planning Template (934 KB)

Contact

 

For general inquiries or to discussed chartering opportunities, please contact CMRE’s Director of Marine Operations: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Welcome Onboard Presentation:

 

pdf  Welcome aboard CRV Leonardo (751.83 kB)

 

Onboard Slideshow:

 

pdf  CRV Leonardo Life On Board Slideshow (2.33 MB)

 

Contact

For general inquiries or to discuss chartering opportunities, please contact CMRE’s Director of Marine Operations at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Accommodations are provided for 24 ship staff members, and 24 additional persons. The majority of cabins are single, one suite facilities, with the exception of four double cabins, and all cabins include individual bathroom facilities. Cleaning services for cabins include changing of bed linens and towels, vacuuming, etc.

The fully functioning galley and mess hall provide three meals a day. Lounges include an officer’s lounge and a crew lounge. Recreational facilities include video, television, and stereo entertainment, bar games, a library, and a gymnasium.