IRVSI Header Logo

Vessel Data and Contact Information for the

Last Updated - 1/28/2005
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: USA

NODC Code:

    Call Sign: Unknown
Operator: Louisiana University Marine Consortium
Contact: Joseph D. Malbrough
Address: Louisiana University Marine Consortium
8124 Hwy 56
Chauvin, Louisiana 70344 USA
Telephone: (985) 851-2808
Fax: (985) 851-2863
Year Built: 1987
Ship URL: Link to Ship Home Page

Ship Schedule URL:


Back to Top

Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 20  m
  Breadth: 6  m
  Freeboard to working deck: 1  m
  Max. draft: 1  m

Back to Top

Main Vessel Activity

  Main Activity: Oceanography Fisheries
  Operating Area: Lousiana coastal bays and nearshore water
  Navy Grids Supported: NA6

Back to Top

Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: 52  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: Unknown
  Fuel: 8  m3
  Wet Labs Area: 5  m2
  Dry Lab Area: 5  m2
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: Unknown
  Scientific Clean Water Generation: Unknown
  Free Working Deck Area: 12  m2
  Space for container lab: 3 x 2  m
  Radioactive Isotope Work Areas: Unknown

Back to Top

Range, Speed and Endurance

  Range: 1000  nautical miles
  Cruising Speed: 10  kts.
  Max. Speed: 12  kts.
  Endurance: 5  days

Back to Top


  Officers: 2
  Other crew: Unknown
  Scientists: 4
  Air Conditioned:  Yes

Back to Top

Data Processing Equipment:

  Computers: Unknown
  Printing/Plotting: Unknown

Back to Top

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

Back to Top

Coring Specifications:

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

Back to Top

Underwater Vehicle Capabilities:

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

Back to Top

Diving Support:

  Diving Capabilities: Unknown

Back to Top

Engineering Design Particulars


Ice Breaking Ability:


Hull Materials:

  Dynamic Positioning Ability: Unknown
  Engines: Main engine(s): number:  2   make:  Diesel
Power (BHP) each engine:  720 at 1600rpm
Propeller Diameter:  1   m Max. RPM:   500
Total power auxiliary diesels:  Unknown
  Electrical Systems:  


 Voltages: 110/220V
     kVA: 20
    Phases: 1


60  Hz

Stabilized System:   VAC   AMPs   Unknown  Hz



  24V   Volts with  Unknown  Volts Max


Fixed Equipment

Back to Top

Navigation and Communication:

  Navigational Equipment: Magnetic compass, 2 GPS Chartplotter/sounders, and autopilot
  Communications Equipment: Fax, SSB, VHF radios, inshore and offshore cellular phones
  Satellite Communications Equipment: Unknown
  GPS: Chartplotter and sounders

Back to Top

Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: 200kHz
  Sonar Type: Unknown
  Sea Surface Mapping System: Unknown
  Side Scanning: Unknown
  Multibeam: Unknown
  Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler: Unknown
  Silent Ship Operations: Unknown

Back to Top


  Winches: Unknown  
    Steel Wire Length: Unknown  safe working load:  Unknown
    Conducting Cable Length:  Unknown , safe working load:  Unknown
    Trawl winch length:  Unknown , safe working load:  Unknown
    Other Winches:
      Length:  Unknown , safe working load:  Unknown
  Gantry: Position: Unknown

Clearance above deck:  Unknown , and outboard extension:  Unknown


Safe working load at maximum reach:  Unknown

  Crane: Position: Unknown

Clearance above deck:  Unknown  and outboard extension:  Unknown


Safe working load at maximum reach:  Unknown

  Other:   Trawl winch w/ 500 feet of 1/4 inch cable. One hydro winch w/ 500 feet of 3/16 cable and one electromechanical winch w/ 500 feet of 3/16 inch single conductor cable.

Back to Top

Vessel Construction and Maintenance Supervision

  Construction Supervised by: Breaux's Bay craft, Inc., Loreauville, LA
  Classification Society: Unknown
  Others, Specify: OWNER/OPERATOR
OCEANIC - Ships Schedules & Information Pages
University of Delaware, College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment
Lewes, Delaware  19958
Phone:  (302) 645-4225