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Vessel Data and Contact Information for the
Sea Surveyor

Last Updated - 8/21/2003
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: HP7358
Owner: Sea Surveyor
Operator: Sea Surveyor
Contact: Bernardo Herzer
Address: 2265 Westwood Blvd. #331
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Telephone: (310) 285-8678
Fax: (310) 943-2172
Year Built: 1974
Ship URL: Link to Ship Home Page

Ship Schedule URL:

Ship Schedule via its Home Page

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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 36.8  m
  Breadth: 7.2  m
  Freeboard to working deck: 1.2  m
  Max. draft: 3.2  m

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Main Vessel Activity

  Main Activity: Research with IUI in Eilat 100 days per annum
  Operating Area: Red Sea, Indian Ocean, Mediterrenean
  Navy Grids Supported:

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Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: 246  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: 40  m3
  Fuel: 38  m3
  Wet Labs Area: 40  m2
  Dry Lab Area: 40  m2
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
60  m3
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: 2.5  m3/day
  Scientific Clean Water Generation: Filtered
  Free Working Deck Area: 80  m2
  Space for container lab: none  m
  Radioactive Isotope Work Areas: yes 4mx3m  m

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Range, Speed and Endurance

  Range: 11000  nautical miles
  Cruising Speed: 8  kts.
  Max. Speed: 9.5  kts.
  Endurance: 30  days

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  Officers: 3
  Other crew: 6
  Scientists: 18
  Air Conditioned:  No

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Data Processing Equipment:

  Computers: 3 PC
  Printing/Plotting: Unknown

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CTD Specifications:

  CTD Aboard: Sea Bird, and rosette
  CTD Type: Sea Bird
  CTD Tow able: no
  CTD Oxygen Sensing: yes
  CTD Transmissivity: yes
  CTD Fluormeter: Chelsea
  CTD Rosette: Sea Bird

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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: Yes

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Engineering Design Particulars


Ice Breaking Ability:

Ice "c"

Hull Materials:

  Dynamic Positioning Ability: Unknown
  Engines: Main engine(s): number:  1   make:  B&W Alpha
Power (BHP) each engine:  750
Propeller Diameter:  1.8   m Max. RPM:   350
Total power auxiliary diesels:  300   HP
  Electrical Systems:  


 Voltages: 380/220/110
     kVA: 2x140
    Phases: 3


50  Hz

Stabilized System:  Unknown  VAC   AMPs    Hz



  12/24   Volts with  1400 Amp/H  Volts Max


Fixed Equipment

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Navigation and Communication:

  Navigational Equipment: Radar, Autopilot,Gyro Compass, 2 flux gate compasses
  Communications Equipment: SSB (2) VHF (2) handheld 3
  Satellite Communications Equipment: Satcom-C
  GPS: Nav Add 7000 with plotter, Furuno

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Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: Koden
  Sonar Type: Unknown
  Sea Surface Mapping System: Unknown
  Side Scanning: Unknown
  Multibeam: Unknown
  Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler: Unknown
  Silent Ship Operations: 380/220

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  Winches: 2  
    Steel Wire Length: 4000  m,  safe working load:  1  tons
    Conducting Cable Length:  4000  m , safe working load:  1  tons
    Trawl winch length:  Unknown , safe working load:  Unknown
    Other Winches:
      Length:  1800  m , safe working load:  0.5  tons
  Gantry: Position: midships

Clearance above deck:  1.2  m , and outboard extension:  2.4  m


Safe working load at maximum reach:  0.6  tons

  Crane: Position: 2

Clearance above deck:  8  m  and outboard extension:  6  m


Safe working load at maximum reach:  1  tons

  Other:   Unknown

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Vessel Construction and Maintenance Supervision

  Construction Supervised by: DNV
  Classification Society: DNV +!A1 Ice "C" fishing vessel
  Others, Specify: Unknown
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Lewes, Delaware  19958
Phone:  (302) 645-4225