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Indonesian Offshore Support Vessels on operation: KRI 933 RIGEL and KRI 934 SPICA

JUNE 2016


The KRI 933 RIGEL and its sister-ship le KRI 934 SPICA were delivered by OCEA in 2015 to the Indonesian Navy. These 60 m oceanographic and hydrographic research vessels, type OCEA OSV 190 SC-WB, are from the OCEA Auxiliary vessels range.

The Indonesian Navy selected the OCEA OSV 190 SC-WB entirely design and built in aluminium by OCEA, after a competitive international tender issued in 2011.


These vessels are designed for a better knowledge of the seabed and waters of the Indonesian archipelago.


The results underlined by the SHOM (Hydro-oceanographic service of the French Navy) in its trial reports before delivery of the vessels were already amazing:

Excellent quality of data recording, even in high speed (14 knots) and heavy seas (Sea state 3 or 4), thanks to:

  • The excellent sea keeping of the OSV platform
  • Very reduced noise


Furthermore, the results recorded by the Indonesian Navy*, since the vessels are in operation in 2015, demonstrate the very high efficiency of the vessels:

  • Over the first quarter of 2016 the RIGEL and the SPICA alone mapped 5.4 times more than the whole hydro-oceanographic fleet of 13 vessels operated in 2013 by the Navy
  • 11000 km² covered in one 30 days mission with one vessel only.

The OCEA OSV vessels offer unrivalled performances and return on investment.


*Reference : Presentation by the Indonesian Navy – OSV Conference London IQPC – 07-09 June 2016

  • KRI 933 RIGEL and KRI 934 SPICA
  • Resultats and equipments Offshore Support Vessels

Characteristics of the ship

  • Length overall
    60.00 m
  • Capacity
    40 Crew + 11 Personnel
  • Speed
    15 knots
  • Endurance
    3 weeks