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Vessel Data and Contact Information for the
Moana Wave

Last Updated - 1/26/2005
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: University of Hawaii
Contact: Capt. J. W. Coste
Address: University of Hawaii
Marine Center #1 Sand Island Road
Honolulu, HI 96819 USA
Telephone: (808) 847-2661
Fax: (808) 848-5451
Year Built: 1973
Ship URL: Link to Ship Home Page

Ship Schedule URL:

Ship Schedule via its Home Page

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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 65.5  m
  Breadth: 11.25  m
  Freeboard to working deck: 0.9  m
  Max. draft: 4.2  m

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Main Vessel Activity

  Main Activity: Oceanography
  Operating Area: Pacific Ocean
  Navy Grids Supported:

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Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: 293  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: Unknown
  Fuel: 476  m3
  Wet Labs Area: 99  m2
  Dry Lab Area: 99  m2
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: 6  m3/day
  Scientific Clean Water Generation: Unknown
  Free Working Deck Area: 244  m2
  Space for container lab: Unknown
  Radioactive Isotope Work Areas: Unknown

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Range, Speed and Endurance

  Range: 14000  nautical miles
  Cruising Speed: 10  kts.
  Max. Speed: 10.5  kts.
  Endurance: 50  days

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  Officers: 4
  Other crew: 16
  Scientists: 19
  Air Conditioned:  Yes

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Data Processing Equipment:

  Computers: Sun:: Computer
  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:  1700 at 1200rpm
Propeller Diameter:  Unknown
  m Max. RPM:   Unknown
Total power auxiliary diesels:  Unknown
  Electrical Systems:  


 Voltages: 110V
     kVA: Unknown
    Phases: 3/1



Stabilized System:   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 Gyro DopLog
  Communications Equipment: Fax SatCom
  Satellite Communications Equipment: Unknown
  GPS: Unknown

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Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: 3kHz 12kHz
  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: 7000  m,  safe working load:  4  tons
    Conducting Cable Length:  Unknown , safe working load:  Unknown
    Trawl winch length:  9999  m , safe working load:  16  tons
    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: Stern

Clearance above deck:  9  m  and outboard extension:  Unknown


Safe working load at maximum reach:  1  tons

  Other:   Unknown

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Vessel Construction and Maintenance Supervision

  Construction Supervised by: Unknown
  Classification Society: Unknown
  Others, Specify: Unknown
OCEANIC - Ships Schedules & Information Pages
University of Delaware, College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment
Lewes, Delaware  19958
Phone:  (302) 645-4225