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Vessel Data and Contact Information for the
Ocean Surveyor

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Main Activities
Capacities & Workspaces
Range, Speed, Endurance
DP Equipment
CTD Specs
Coring Specs
Underwater Vehicles
Diving Capabilities
Engineering Design
Navigation & Communications
Acoustics & Profiling
Winches, Gantries & Cranes
Country: Bermuda

NODC Code:

    Call Sign: Unknown
Operator: Worldwide Ocean Surveying Ltd.
Contact: Mr. John Bennett
Address: Worldwide Ocean Surveying Ltd.
Hargreaves Road
Swindon 8N25AZ UK
Telephone: 793 723014
Fax: 728302
Year Built: 1962
Ship URL: Unknown

Ship Schedule URL:


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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 86.53  m
  Breadth: 12.25  m
  Freeboard to working deck: Unknown
  Max. draft: 1  m

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Main Vessel Activity

  Main Activity: Oceanography Fisheries geology Hyrdography
  Operating Area:
  Navy Grids Supported:

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Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: 1726  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: Unknown
  Fuel: Unknown
  Wet Labs Area: Unknown
  Dry Lab Area: Unknown
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: 15  m3/day
  Scientific Clean Water Generation: Unknown
  Free Working Deck Area: Unknown
  Space for container lab: 2 x 12  m
  Radioactive Isotope Work Areas: Unknown

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Range, Speed and Endurance

  Range: 12000  nautical miles
  Cruising Speed: 12  kts.
  Max. Speed: 12  kts.
  Endurance: 40  days

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  Officers: 8
  Other crew: 14
  Scientists: 18
  Air Conditioned:  Yes

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Data Processing Equipment:

  Computers: Sun Sdarc II, 2*486: 3*386
  Printing/Plotting: Unknown

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CTD Specifications:

  CTD Aboard: Unknown
  CTD Type: Unknown
  CTD Tow able: Unknown
  CTD Oxygen Sensing: Unknown
  CTD Transmissivity: Unknown
  CTD Fluormeter: Unknown
  CTD Rosette: Unknown

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Coring Specifications:

  Coring Capabilities Aboard: Unknown
  Grab Sampler: Unknown
  Box Corer: Unknown
  Gravity Corer: Unknown
  Piston Corer: Unknown
  Multi Corer: Unknown

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Underwater Vehicle Capabilities:

  Underwater Vehicle Support: Unknown
  ROVs: Unknown
  AUVs: Unknown
  Submersibles: Unknown

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Diving Support:

  Diving Capabilities: Unknown

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Engineering Design Particulars


Ice Breaking Ability:


Hull Materials:

  Dynamic Positioning Ability: Unknown
  Engines: Main engine(s): number:  1   make:  Diesel
Power (BHP) each engine:  1790 at 275rpm
Propeller Diameter:  2.4   m Max. RPM:   275
Total power auxiliary diesels:  Unknown
  Electrical Systems:  


 Voltages: 0/380V 0/380V
     kVA: 260/280
    Phases: 3/3


50/50  Hz

Stabilized System:   VAC   AMPs   Unknown  Hz



  220V   Volts with  300  Volts Max


Fixed Equipment

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Navigation and Communication:

  Navigational Equipment: Loran Decca SatNav Gyro DopLog
  Communications Equipment: Fax SatCom
  Satellite Communications Equipment: Unknown
  GPS: Unknown

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Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: 18kHz
  Sonar Type: Geological
  Sea Surface Mapping System: Unknown
  Side Scanning: Unknown
  Multibeam: Unknown
  Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler: Unknown
  Silent Ship Operations: Unknown

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  Winches: 1  
    Steel Wire Length: Unknown  safe working load:  Unknown
    Conducting Cable Length:  Unknown , safe working load:  Unknown
    Trawl winch length:  9999  m , safe working load:  2  tons
    Other Winches:
      Length:  9999  m , safe working load:  2  tons
  Gantry: Position: Unknown

Clearance above deck:  Unknown , and outboard extension:  Unknown


Safe working load at maximum reach:  Unknown

  Crane: Position: Stern, Midships

Clearance above deck:  6  m  and outboard extension:  6  m


Safe working load at maximum reach:  1  tons

  Other:   As required

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Vessel Construction and Maintenance Supervision

  Construction Supervised by: Unknown
  Classification Society: DNV/Lloyds
  Others, Specify: Unknown
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University of Delaware, College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment
Lewes, Delaware  19958
Phone:  (302) 645-4225