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Vessel Data and Contact Information for the
Shana Rae

Last Updated - 1/22/2003
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: WAI 6560
Owner: Monterey Canyon Research Vessels, Inc.
Operator: Jim Christmann
Contact: Jim Christmann
Address: 114 Mason Street
Santa Cruz, California
Telephone: (831) 423-4864
Fax: (831) 423-1719
Year Built: 1980
Ship URL: Link to Ship Home Page

Ship Schedule URL:


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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 15.8496  m
  Breadth: 5  m
  Freeboard to working deck: 0.7  m
  Max. draft: 1.9812  m

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Main Vessel Activity

  Main Activity: resource management, instrument & vehicle deployment
  Operating Area: Monterey & San Francisco Bays, coastal California, entire West Coast
  Navy Grids Supported:

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Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: 46  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: 44  m3
  Fuel: 5.7  m3
  Wet Labs Area: 5.57  m2
  Dry Lab Area: 6  m2
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
1.7  m3
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: Unknown
  Scientific Clean Water Generation: neoprene impeller pump
  Free Working Deck Area: 32  m2
  Space for container lab: single 20-foot container  m
  Radioactive Isotope Work Areas: none  m

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Range, Speed and Endurance

  Range: 1500  nautical miles
  Cruising Speed: 9  kts.
  Max. Speed: 10  kts.
  Endurance: 10  days

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  Officers: 1
  Other crew: 0
  Scientists: 6
  Air Conditioned:  No

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Data Processing Equipment:

  Computers: Unknown
  Printing/Plotting: Unknown

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CTD Specifications:

  CTD Aboard: none
  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: have supported numerous systems of many types
  Grab Sampler: Unknown
  Box Corer: 0.12 m2, 400 pounds
  Gravity Corer: Unknown
  Piston Corer: Unknown
  Multi Corer: Unknown

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Underwater Vehicle Capabilities:

  Underwater Vehicle Support: Unknown
  ROVs: have supported numerous systems
  AUVs: have supported numerous systems
  Submersibles: have attended Alvin, Mir 1 & 2

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Diving Support:

  Diving Capabilities: dive support

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Engineering Design Particulars


Ice Breaking Ability:


Hull Materials:

  Dynamic Positioning Ability: Unknown
  Engines: Main engine(s): number:  1   make:  Caterpillar 3406TA
Power (BHP) each engine:  350 at 1800rpm
Propeller Diameter:  1.1   m Max. RPM:   480
Total power auxiliary diesels:  Unknown
  Electrical Systems:  


 Voltages: 110/220
     kVA: 20
    Phases: single


60  Hz

Stabilized System:  Unknown  VAC  Unknown  AMPs   Unknown  Hz



  12 & 32   Volts with  Unknown  Volts Max


Fixed Equipment

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Navigation and Communication:

  Navigational Equipment: DGPS, 48 mile radar, LORAN, WeatherFax
  Communications Equipment: SSB, marine & aircraft VHF, CB, cell
  Satellite Communications Equipment: Unknown
  GPS: Northstar 951 DGPS

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Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: Furuno 50 and 200KHz
  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: 2  
    Steel Wire Length: 4000  m,  safe working load:  1.5  tons
    Conducting Cable Length:  4000  m , safe working load:  1.5  tons
    Trawl winch length:  Unknown , safe working load:  Unknown
    Other Winches:
      Length:  1000  m , safe working load:  0.3  tons
  Gantry: Position: Stern

Clearance above deck:  2.7  m , and outboard extension:  1.3  m


Safe working load at maximum reach:  1.5  tons

  Crane: Position: Unknown

Clearance above deck:  Unknown  and outboard extension:  Unknown


Safe working load at maximum reach:  Unknown

  Other:   2 overhead boom winches to 100m, 0.3 tons

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Vessel Construction and Maintenance Supervision

  Construction Supervised by: Delta Marine Industries, Inc. Seattle, WA
  Classification Society: Unknown
  Others, Specify: Unknown
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