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Vessel Data and Contact Information for the
Whale Song

Last Updated - 11/30/2013
Main Activities
Dimensions
Capacities & Workspaces
Range, Speed, Endurance
Accommodations
DP Equipment
CTD Specs
Coring Specs
Underwater Vehicles
Diving Capabilities
Engineering Design
Navigation & Communications
Acoustics & Profiling
Winches, Gantries & Cranes
Construction
Country: Australia

NODC Code:

Unknown
    Call Sign: E5U2820
Owner: Emerald Sea Survey Pty Ltd
Operator: Emerald Sea Survey Pty Ltd
Contact: Curt Jenner
Address: PO Box 1622
Fremantle
Australia 6959
Telephone: +61 429 922 994
Fax:
Email: whalesong@cwr.org.au
Year Built: 2001
Ship URL: Link to Ship Home Page

Ship Schedule URL:

Unknown

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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 28  m
  Breadth: 7.4  m
  Freeboard to working deck: 3  m
  Max. draft: 2.4  m
   

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Main Vessel Activity

  Main Activity: Whale Research
  Operating Area: Australia
  Navy Grids Supported: IN4,IN5,IN7,IN8,IN10,IN11,AN4,AN5,SP1,SP4
   

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Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: 185  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: 0  m3
  Fuel: 37  m3
  Wet Labs Area: 3  m2
  Dry Lab Area: 6  m2
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
5.6  m3
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: 8  m3/day
  Scientific Clean Water Generation: U/V Sterilized
  Free Working Deck Area: 48  m2
  Space for container lab: Mini container only  m
  Radioactive Isotope Work Areas: none  m
   

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Range, Speed and Endurance

  Range: 5500  nautical miles
  Cruising Speed: 8  kts.
  Max. Speed: 12  kts.
  Endurance: 35  days
   

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Accommodation

  Officers: 4
  Other crew: 1
  Scientists: 7
  Air Conditioned:  Yes
     

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Data Processing Equipment:

  Computers: NAV NMEA ON WIRELESS NETWORK
  Printing/Plotting: Yes
     

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CTD Specifications:

  CTD Aboard: Yes
  CTD Type: 1-SEABIRD 600M, 2-ALECS MARINE LITE 1000M
  CTD Tow able: no
  CTD Oxygen Sensing: no
  CTD Transmissivity: Wireless
  CTD Fluormeter: Yes
  CTD Rosette: No
     

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Coring Specifications:

  Coring Capabilities Aboard: none
  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: none
  ROVs: Unknown
  AUVs: Unknown
  Submersibles: Unknown
     

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Diving Support:

  Diving Capabilities: none
     

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Engineering Design Particulars

 

Ice Breaking Ability:

ABS ICE CLASS D0 SUMMER ICE TO 300MM
 

Hull Materials:

 
Steel
  Dynamic Positioning Ability: Bow Thruster, Twin Engines
  Engines: Main engine(s): number:  2   make:  Caterpillar 3406
Power (BHP) each engine:  440
Propeller Diameter:  0.95   m Max. RPM:   510
Total power auxiliary diesels:  Unknown
  HP
  Electrical Systems:  
 

AC    

 Voltages: 480/208/120
     kVA: 65
    Phases: 3/1
   

Frequency:

60  Hz
   

Stabilized System:   VAC   AMPs    Hz

 

DC

  Unknown   Volts with  Unknown  Volts Max

       
 

Fixed Equipment

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Navigation and Communication:

  Navigational Equipment: 3 Plotters
  Communications Equipment: VHF, HF, UHF, 3G, SATELLITE
  Satellite Communications Equipment: IRIDIUM OPENPORT
  GPS: FURUNO GPS COMPASS
     

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Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: BIOSONICS 38 AND 120 kHz, RAYMARINE CHIRP 24-220kHz
  Sonar Type: WESMAR 160kHz
  Sea Surface Mapping System: CPLOT/PISCATUS
  Side Scanning: none
  Multibeam: none
  Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler: none
  Silent Ship Operations: SOUND SILENCED TO MILITARY SPEC
     

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Oceanographic:

  Winches: 0  
    Steel Wire Length: Unknown  safe working load:  Unknown
    Conducting Cable Length:  Unknown , safe working load:  Unknown
    Trawl winch length:  Unknown , safe working load:  Unknown
    Other Winches:
      Length:  Unknown , safe working load:  Unknown
     
  Gantry: Position: none
   

Clearance above deck:  Unknown , and outboard extension:  Unknown

   

Safe working load at maximum reach:  Unknown

       
  Crane: Position: Work Deck
   

Clearance above deck:  3.5  m  and outboard extension:  3.6  m

   

Safe working load at maximum reach:  2  tons

       
  Other:   CTD/MULTIPURPOSE WINCH 250KG 750M
       

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Vessel Construction and Maintenance Supervision

  Construction Supervised by: ABS
  Classification Society: Cook Islands
  Others, Specify: HALTER MARINE/TRINITY YACHTS
     
 
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