Join the Ship Stamp Society and get 6 issues of LogBook for just £12!

The Ship Stamp Society website has has a facelift. Click HERE to take a look at our new improved website where you can view past Editions of LogBook and subscribe to get full access to future editions for just £12 per year!


Ship Stamp Society

CARRASCO research vessel 2017

The full index of our ship stamp archive

CARRASCO research vessel 2017

Postby aukepalmhof » Thu Mar 11, 2021 8:55 pm

Click image to view full size
2021 hydrographic research vessel.jpg
Click image to view full size
After trawling the internet for some time to find the ship depict on the Monaco stamp without any results, I was looking for a white hulled research vessel but actually, she is red hulled and never has been white hulled painted, so an alternation of the designer. I send an e-mail to the Monaco Post If they could supply me with a name. The following e-mail I got back.

Dear Sir,
After investigations, we confirm that the vessel illustrated on the “Centenaire de l’Organisation Hydrographique Internationale” 2021 Monaco stamp is the BAP Carrasco, a Research Vessel of the Peruvian Navy.
With our thanks for your interest.
Best regards.
Office des Emissions de Timbres-Poste
23 avenue Albert II
98050 Monaco Cédex
Tel : (+377) 98 98 41 41 - Fax : (+377) 98 98 41 42 -

By the issues is given by the Monaco Post :
Founded in 1921, the International Hydrographic Organization, which has its head office in Monaco, is an intergovernmental organization that, together with its member states, ensures that all physical characteristics of the oceans are measured and mapped in order to ensure the safety of navigation and to preserve the marine environment. These characteristics include sea level, the topography of the seafloor (mountains, volcanoes, ravines, etc.), ocean currents, etc. This information helps to establish uniformity for nautical charts and is also useful for activities associated with renewable marine energy.

Built as a polar oceanographic research vessel under yard No 710 by C.N.P. Freire, S.A., Vigo, Spain for the Peru Government, Min. of Defence, Callao, Peru.
12 December 2014 ordered.
07 May 2016 launched as the BAP CARRASCO (BOP-171).
Displacement 5,000 ton, dim. 95.30 x 18.0 x 9.20m., length bpp. 84.0m, draught 5.95m.
Powered by four Caterpillar/General Electric diesel-electric engines each 2,350 kW, twin Azimuth thrusters, maximum speed 16.5 knots. Two bow thrusters each 800 kW.
Bunker capacity 823 m³ diesel oil.
She is fitted out with 8 laboratories.
One helicopter hangar of 109 m² and a helicopter platform.
Has 4 scientific winches and 3 scientific frames.

Accommodation for 110 persons.
22 March 2017 commissioned. IMO No 9770464.

The BAP CARRASCO is an oceanographic research vessel of the Peruvian Navy built-in 2016 by Freire Shipyard in Vigo (Spain). Its purpose is to perform oceanographic research cruises both, in Peruvian waters and in Antarctica, in order to fulfill Peru's commitment under the Antarctic Treaty. The ship has the polar capability and it is classified with PC7 notation.

The BAP CARRASCO is 95.3 m long, weighs 5,000 tonnes, has a top speed of 16,5 kt, it is powered by Caterpillar/General Electric diesel-electric engines, and it can stay at sea for up to 51 days. The vessel is equipped with a meteorological office, six laboratories for different research purposes, a helicopter pad and a bathymetry transducer system fitted on the flat bottom of the hull. It generates an array of acoustic beams with up to 10,000 meters of reach below the vessel to map the seafloor and feeds the data back to the vessel in real-time. The vessel will also carry a Falcon DR remotely operated vehicle (ROV), which can reach depths of up to 1,000 m, and two smaller, torpedo-shaped submarine vehicles by AUV Kongsberg.
According to its Polar Class 7 ice-class notation, the ship is able to keep its presence in Antarctica for long periods, allowing Peruvian scientists to perform more significant and long-lasting researches, as well as giving better support to the Peruvian Antarctic Machu Picchu Base.
The BAP CARRASCO was acquired by the Peruvian government to improve its research activities in Peruvian territorial waters and in Antarctica, where Peru operates the Machu Picchu Base.
On 2014 the Peruvian Navy called for an international tender to award the construction of an oceanographic vessel with polar capabilities, emerging the Spaniard shipyard Freire as the winner. The contract was signed later on December 12, 2014.
On January 28, 2016 the ship was designated by the Peruvian government as "BAP CARRASCO (BOP-171)". It is named for Eduardo Carrasco Toro, Main Cosmographer of the Viceroyalty of Peru. On May 7, 2016, the vessel was launched in an official ceremony attended by Peruvian president Ollanta Humala, the Minister of Defense, and the General Commander of the Navy.
The ship was delivered by the Freire shipyard to the Peruvian Navy on March 22, 2017, in Vigo (Spain). On the same day, it was commissioned in an official flag-raising ceremony held on its deck and attended by James Thornberry Schiantarelli, a high-ranked official of the Peruvian Navy, and Jose Antonio García Belaunde, Peruvian ambassador to Spain, among other authorities.
On May 3, 2017, the CARRASCO arrived at its base in Callao port and was assigned to serve on Hydrography and Navigation Agency of the Peruvian Navy in a ceremony attended by Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski. It was first deployed on 27 June 2017, participating in a 21-day mission.
On December 14, 2017, the ship set sail into its first mission to Antarctica, as part of the XXV ANTAR expedition which has a length of 90 days. During this trip the CARRASCO crew performed scientific research, provided maintenance and supply to Peruvian Antarctic Machu Picchu Base, and made protocolar visits to other Antarctic bases, returning to its home base in Peru on March 14, 2018.
2021 In service.
Monaco 2021 1.28 Euro sg?, scott?
Posts: 7073
Joined: Thu Apr 02, 2009 1:28 am

Return to Ship Stamps Collection

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] and 80 guests