The HEINCKE research ship was put into operation in 1990 and is one of Germany’s medium-sized research vessels. The HEINCKE operating areas are the North Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean. She is fitted with a wide range of equipment for research projects in the fields of biology and hydrography. The vessel is in operation for about 200 days a year for such missions.
|Cruising speed||12.5 kn|
|Endurance (max.)||21 days|
|Scientific staff (max.)||12 persons|
|Technical data||HEINCKE manual|
|Operating areas||North Sea, North Atlantic Ocean|
|Lead time for cruise proposals||1 year|
|Owner||Germany, represented by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)|