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Vessel Data and Contact Information for the

Last Updated - 2/7/2005
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: WCX7264
Owner: Marine Towing & Salvage Inc.
Operator: Beaufort Oceanics
Contact: Michael S. Brown
Address: Beaufort Oceanics PO Box 941 Beaufort, NC28516
Telephone: 252-728-3033
Fax: 252-728-2889
Year Built: 1970
Ship URL: Link to Ship Home Page

Ship Schedule URL:

Ship Schedule via its Home Page

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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 19.812  m
  Breadth: 6.7056  m
  Freeboard to working deck: 1  m
  Max. draft: 2.286  m

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Main Vessel Activity

  Main Activity: physical oceanography, biology, seismic profiling, geology, dive support, salvage/towing and as a ca
  Operating Area: Maine to Puerto Rico including Bermuda and the US Gulf Coast
  Navy Grids Supported: NA6, NA9

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Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: 61  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: 26  m3
  Fuel: 21.95  m3
  Wet Labs Area: 6  m2
  Dry Lab Area: 6  m2
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
5.7  m3
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: 2  m3/day
  Scientific Clean Water Generation: Reverse Osmosis
  Free Working Deck Area: 62  m2
  Space for container lab: 6  m
  Radioactive Isotope Work Areas: n/a  m

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Range, Speed and Endurance

  Range: 2500  nautical miles
  Cruising Speed: 9  kts.
  Max. Speed: 9  kts.
  Endurance: 15  days

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  Officers: 2
  Other crew: 1
  Scientists: 6
  Air Conditioned:  Yes

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Data Processing Equipment:

  Computers: yes
  Printing/Plotting: yes

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CTD Specifications:

  CTD Aboard: no
  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: stern A-frame, starboard j-frame, winch, crane
  Grab Sampler: yes
  Box Corer: available
  Gravity Corer: available
  Piston Corer: available
  Multi Corer: Unknown

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Underwater Vehicle Capabilities:

  Underwater Vehicle Support: yes
  ROVs: upon request
  AUVs: Unknown
  Submersibles: Unknown

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Diving Support:

  Diving Capabilities: yes, on board hp compressor

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Engineering Design Particulars


Ice Breaking Ability:


Hull Materials:

  Dynamic Positioning Ability: Unknown
  Engines: Main engine(s): number:  2   make:  Twin GM 8V 71,
Power (BHP) each engine:  600
Propeller Diameter:  1.2   m Max. RPM:   400
Total power auxiliary diesels:  636   HP
  Electrical Systems:  


 Voltages: 240/120
     kVA: 50kw
    Phases: 60


1-3  Hz

Stabilized System:   VAC   AMPs    Hz



  12   Volts with  Unknown  Volts Max


Fixed Equipment

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Navigation and Communication:

  Navigational Equipment: Loran, Gyro compass, electronic compass, Furuno radars(2), GPSy-pro computer nav. program
  Communications Equipment: SSB, VHF, Motorola 800MHZ trunked system, cell phone
  Satellite Communications Equipment: KVH satcom
  GPS: Northstar 941D, Furuno DGPS, Furuno Chart Plotter

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Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: 200/50 mhz
  Sonar Type: n/a
  Sea Surface Mapping System: Unknown
  Side Scanning: Unknown
  Multibeam: Unknown
  Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler: Unknown
  Silent Ship Operations: 120

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  Winches: 1  
    Steel Wire Length: Unknown  safe working load:  Unknown
    Conducting Cable Length:  0  m , safe working load:  0  tons
    Trawl winch length:  1500  m , safe working load:  6  tons
    Other Winches:
      Length:  Unknown , safe working load:  Unknown
  Gantry: Position: stern

Clearance above deck:  6  m , and outboard extension:  2  m


Safe working load at maximum reach:  6  tons

  Crane: Position: portside

Clearance above deck:  12  m  and outboard extension:  9.7  m


Safe working load at maximum reach:  1  tons

  Other:   available

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Vessel Construction and Maintenance Supervision

  Construction Supervised by: Halter Marine Services, Inc., Lockport,
  Classification Society: none
  Others, Specify: Unknown
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