M/V IVAN KIREEV Dedicated Survey Vessel

The MV Ivan Kireev was originally built as Hydrographic Research Vessel. In April 2012 the vessel was upgraded to perform geophysical site surveys and other survey operations such as: pipeline route surveys, seabed clearance surveys, hydrographic surveys and geotechnical/ecological sampling. The vessel is based in the Far East and South East Asia Regions and available for survey projects worldwide. The vessel is fitted with complex digital and analogue survey equipment, and carries onboard various survey and metocean tools, sensors and instruments.

Bathymetry: the vessel is equipped with a complete set of R2Sonic multi beam echo sounder having a width of beams of 160°. A MBES transducer is hull mountedan a bottom of the ves. In addition to the MBES the vessel is fitted with a conventional ODOM Echotrac3200 MKllldual frequency echo sounder operating at 33 KHz and 200 KHz. The bathy data are collected, validated, processed and QC utilisingutilizing a PC based package running dedicated Quality Integrated Navigation System (QINSy). Onboard post-processing, gridding, 3-D modellingmodeling, contouring and charting are by QINSy Office, Q-loud, Terramodel, Terravista and AutoCAD software. A0 colourcolor plotting facilities are also available onboard.

Seafloor SONaR Imagery: the vessel carries an EdgeTech 4200-FS side scan sonar system combining the Full Spectrum and Multi-Pulse technologies. The system is able to operate either in High Definition Mode or High Speed Mode. The system comprises both a 120/410 KHz and 300/600 KHz dual simultaneous frequencies towfish. Sonar data are acquired by DISCOVER PC based package and mosaic are being built onboard utilisingutilizing a Triton Map Mosaic One sophisticated mosaic tool.

Sub-bottom profiling: various sub-bottom profiler systems are available onboard the vessel: the towed and hull-mounted chirp system with programmable sweep in the range 0,4 to 24 KHz, conventional pinger operating at 3-12 KHz, 2000J sparker and 300J boomer. Data are digitized by brand new 24-bit dual seimic recorder system Minitrace II from GeoResources and acquired by a Geo-Suite package, also usable for both processing and interpretation of obtained results. Hard seismic records are printed by an EPC thermo printer.

High Resolution Seismic multi channel profiling system: the system installed onboard the vessel comprises the following main components:
the ultimate in marine seismic 100% solid construction of GeoEel digital towed streamer, environmentally friendly and non‐flammable, coupled with proprietary polymer hydrophone design, eliminates bulge waves and other cable‐borne noise, yielding very low towing noise at lower frequencies than any liquid streamer;
192 channels @ 6.25 m interval telemetric seismic streamer programmable to 12.5 m channel interval. Digital sections ensure better quality data, less time deploying and troubleshooting with samples at 1/8 to 2 ms for petroleum, engineering or sub‐bottom profiling;

ION DigiBIRD streamer depth controllers equipped with compass sensors; streamer tail buoy c/w RGPS system for continuous observation;
160 cub. inches air gun source array of 4 x ION Sleeve Gun of 40 cub. inches gun; two (2) GreenField compressors of 3000 psi and 200 scfm capability; This system could be modified to Ultra-High Resolution capability by replacing the 4 x 40 cub. inches air gun array by a 4 x 10 (or 4 x 25) one.

ProMAX processing system is provided onboard to QC and process the seismic data.

Surface positioning, navigation, motion control: there are three (3) independent differential DGPS GNSS positioning systems onboard: C-Nav ,Veripos and Trimble with RTK option. The systems are able to receiving differential corrections via high-power and low-power Inmarsat satellites providing real redundancy. Positioning accuracy could be achieved in dynamic – in order of 30-50 cm, and in static – 10-20 cm. A standard level of accuracy of 1-2 m is also available. Navigation system comprises QINSy PC, survey grade mechanical gyro compass, fibro-optic gyro compass. All offsets were accurately measured and input into the navigation software. Vessel motion is controlled and compensated by the heave-pitch-roll motion reference units. The set of back up equipment is also provided onboard.

Subsea positioning and tracking: a Sonardyne Fusion Ranger 2 LUSBL system is deployed on the vessel using a gate valve. As standard the system is complete with USBL mini beacons. LBL Compatt’s and transceivers are provided on request same as other types of USBL beacons.

Soil sampling: to collect seabed soil samples various types of samplers are provided onboard: 3m and 6m core barrel electrical vibrocorer; 3m core barrel hydraulic hummer vibrocorer, 20l Van Veen grab sampler, 3 m gravity corer. Soil testing and analyzing equipment and instruments are onboard as well for immediate sample investigation and classification. After preliminary processing of the samples they are packed and preserved for further advanced investigations at onshore laboratory of opportunity.

Metocean capabilities: as a standard set of oceanographic tools the following are onboard: SCTD probes and sound velocity profilers; seabed deployed tide gauge c/w acoustic release mechanism. Optionally the following could be provided: automatic weather stations, 150 KHz – 300KHz ADCP’s and single point current meters both with real-time data translation capability, wave parameters recording-realtime data translation buoys. Collected data are processed and analyzed onshore providing long-term observation data summaries.

Survey inshore: the vessel is dedicated to carry onboard a specially designed survey catamaran which can be deployed using a special davit installed on the bow of the vessel. the various sizes inshore survey boats weighting up to 4 tones. There is a 5t / 14m outreach crane in the bow; this crane is utilized to lunch and recover the boat. Whilst the vessel is in position of mother/support vessel the boat sails inshore (1-10 m water depth) and performs surveys being equipped with: RTK DGPS, QINSy, Track Link USBL, high-resolution SeaBat 7125R2Sonic 2024 MBESor R2Sonic, conventional echo sounders, C-Max portable side scan sonar, hull-mounted GeoPulse sub-bottom profiler, cesium marine magnetometer, radio data link to/from the vessel, wireless network with vessel.
ROV: an observation ROV and/or eyeball ROV could be provided onboard upon request. The observation could be fitted with an InnovatumSmartrack pipe/cable tracker.


GENERALClassification societyFlagIdentification Signal


Year built / Upgraded


Length OA


Draft max.

Gross Tonnage

Deadweight @ des. draft

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Driving Engine

Auxiliary engine

Shaft generator

Cruising Speed under normal conditions

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Tanks Capacity

«IVAN KIREEV»Russian Register of Shipping, КМ * ЛУЗ А2Russian FederationUCYO

Hollming Ltd., Finland

1977 / 2012


61.92 m

12.4 m

4.22 m

1267 t

575 t

580/690 cub. M



6RBV 6M 358, 1×1471 kW

2 x 160 kW

1 x 148 kW

13.5 kns

6.0 t. MGO per day @ 12-13.5 kns

4.0 t MGO per day @ 3.5-4.5 kns

0.3 t. MGO per day @ generators only

Gasoil tanks

Storage tankTank for pumping across (transfusion) 250.9 qbm18.0 qbm
Totals:Bow ThrusterFreshwater plantAir-condition

Power supply



Fore crane

Aft crane

Fore Windlass

Aft Capstan

Survey boat Davit





Speed log

Main Radio

Inmarsat C






Fire pumps

CO2 fire fighting system for engine room and painting stores.

268.9 qbm63 kW4 t. per dayHB 12-18- 5-2 AIB

220 V 50 Hz; 380 V AC; UPS system 220 V 50 Hz



SWL 5t./14 m

SWL 2 t./10 m

14 kW

3.7 kW

7 t


KELVIN HUGHES nucleus2 5000A


Furuno GP.31




E-mail, Phone

Satellite Phone



6 x (6 x 20 persons, 2 x 10 persons) ПСН – 20 м

2 x 50 m3/hour

Survey crewMarine crewConference roomSauna 22 persons20 persons11