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Vessel Data and Contact Information for the
Point Sur

Last Updated - 1/27/2005
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: WSC2276
Owner: National Science Foundation
Operator: Moss Landing Marine Laboratory
Contact: Richard Muller
Address: Marine Operations
7700 Sandholdt Rd. Bldg. D
Moss Landing, CA 95039
Telephone: 831-633-3534
Fax: 831-633-4580
Year Built: 1981
Ship URL: Link to Ship Home Page

Ship Schedule URL:

Ship Schedule via its Home Page

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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 41.15  m
  Breadth: 9.75  m
  Freeboard to working deck: Unknown
  Max. draft: 2.74  m

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Main Vessel Activity

  Main Activity: Oceanography
  Operating Area: Coast of California, Oregon and Washington, extended cruses to Mexico, Hawaii and Alaska
  Navy Grids Supported: NP6, 9, 13 and 12

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Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: 294  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: Unknown
  Fuel: 108.6  m3
  Wet Labs Area: 8.9  m2
  Dry Lab Area: 45.3  m2
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: Unknown
  Scientific Clean Water Generation: Unknown
  Free Working Deck Area: Unknown
  Space for container lab: Unknown
  Radioactive Isotope Work Areas: Unknown

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Range, Speed and Endurance

  Range: 6800  nautical miles
  Cruising Speed: 10  kts.
  Max. Speed: 11.5  kts.
  Endurance: 21  days

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  Officers: 5
  Other crew: 9
  Scientists: 11
  Air Conditioned: Unknown

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Data Processing Equipment:

  Computers: Unknown
  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:  2   make:  Diesel
Power (BHP) each engine:  Unknown

Propeller Diameter:  Unknown
  m Max. RPM:   Unknown
Total power auxiliary diesels:  Unknown
  Electrical Systems:  


 Voltages: 120V
     kVA: Unknown
    Phases: Unknown



Stabilized System:  Unknown  VAC  Unknown  AMPs   Unknown  Hz



  Unknown   Volts with  Unknown  Volts Max


Fixed Equipment

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Navigation and Communication:

  Navigational Equipment: Radar Loran SatNav
  Communications Equipment: Fax
  Satellite Communications Equipment: Unknown
  GPS: Unknown

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Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: Unknown
  Sonar Type: Unknown
  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:  5000  m , safe working load:  Unknown
    Trawl winch length:  Unknown , safe working load:  Unknown
    Other Winches:
      Length:  Unknown , safe working load:  Unknown
  Gantry: Position: Stern

Clearance above deck:  Unknown , and outboard extension:  Unknown


Safe working load at maximum reach:  9  tons

  Crane: Position: Stern

Clearance above deck:  Unknown  and outboard extension:  Unknown


Safe working load at maximum reach:  8  tons

  Other:   Hydrographic, 5000m, 6.5Mm

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Vessel Construction and Maintenance Supervision

  Construction Supervised by: Atlantic Marine Inc.,
  Classification Society: ABS
  Others, Specify: Unknown
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University of Delaware, College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment
Lewes, Delaware  19958
Phone:  (302) 645-4225