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Vessel Data and Contact Information for the
Richardson Point

Last Updated - 11/4/2002
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: Canada

NODC Code:

    Call Sign: CFC 5928
Owner: Seaward Engineering and Research Ltd.
Operator: Seaward Engineering and Research Ltd.
Contact: Mitch Herron
Address: 2916-147A Street
British Columbia, Canada
Telephone: (604) 970 9660
Fax: (604) 535 5477
Year Built: 1963
Ship URL: Link to Ship Home Page

Ship Schedule URL:


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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 20  m
  Breadth: 5.5  m
  Freeboard to working deck: 1  m
  Max. draft: 2.5  m

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Main Vessel Activity

  Main Activity: Survey
  Operating Area: British Columbia Coast
  Navy Grids Supported:

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Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: 60  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: Unknown
  Fuel: 10  m3
  Wet Labs Area: Unknown
  Dry Lab Area: Unknown
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
4  m3
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: Unknown
  Scientific Clean Water Generation: Unknown
  Free Working Deck Area: 30  m2
  Space for container lab: Unknown
  Radioactive Isotope Work Areas: Unknown

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Range, Speed and Endurance

  Range: 3800  nautical miles
  Cruising Speed: 8  kts.
  Max. Speed: 12  kts.
  Endurance: 20  days

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  Officers: 2
  Other crew: 2
  Scientists: 8
  Air Conditioned:  No

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Data Processing Equipment:

  Computers: upon request
  Printing/Plotting: upon request

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CTD Specifications:

  CTD Aboard: Upon request
  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: Upon request
  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: Upon request
  ROVs: Unknown
  AUVs: Unknown
  Submersibles: Unknown

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Diving Support:

  Diving Capabilities: Upon request

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Engineering Design Particulars


Ice Breaking Ability:


Hull Materials:

  Dynamic Positioning Ability: Unknown
  Engines: Main engine(s): number:  2   make:  GM
Power (BHP) each engine:  165
Propeller Diameter:  Unknown
  m Max. RPM:   Unknown
Total power auxiliary diesels:  Unknown
  Electrical Systems:  


 Voltages: 120
     kVA: 32
    Phases: 1


60  Hz

Stabilized System:  Unknown  VAC   AMPs    Hz



  12,24,32   Volts with  Unknown  Volts Max


Fixed Equipment

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Navigation and Communication:

  Navigational Equipment: Radar, sperry gyro
  Communications Equipment: VHF, Single side band
  Satellite Communications Equipment: Unknown
  GPS: Sitex

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Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: 50hz, 200 hz
  Sonar Type: Koden
  Sea Surface Mapping System: Unknown
  Side Scanning: Unknown
  Multibeam: Unknown
  Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler: Unknown
  Silent Ship Operations: 120

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  Winches: 3  
    Steel Wire Length: Unknown  safe working load:  Unknown
    Conducting Cable Length:  0  m , safe working load:  0  tons
    Trawl winch length:  Unknown , safe working load:  Unknown
    Other Winches:
      Length:  Unknown , safe working load:  Unknown
  Gantry: Position: Aft

Clearance above deck:  3  m , and outboard extension:  2  m


Safe working load at maximum reach:  1  tons

  Crane: Position: Midships

Clearance above deck:  10  m  and outboard extension:  5  m


Safe working load at maximum reach:  1  tons

  Other:   CTD winches

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Vessel Construction and Maintenance Supervision

  Construction Supervised by: Canadian Hydrographic Service
  Classification Society: CSI
  Others, Specify: Unknown
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