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Vessel Data and Contact Information for the

Last Updated - 1/28/2005
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: WCW 8118
Owner: Capt. Charles Moore
Operator: ORV Alguita, Inc.
Contact: Capt. Charles Moore/Bianca Frias
Address: 345 Bay Shore Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90803
Telephone: (562) 439-4545
Fax: (562) 439-4545
Year Built: 1995
Ship URL: Link to Ship Home Page

Ship Schedule URL:

Ship Schedule via its Home Page

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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 15.2  m
  Breadth: 7.5  m
  Freeboard to working deck: Unknown
  Max. draft: 1.5  m

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Main Vessel Activity

  Main Activity: Oceanography and marine biology
  Operating Area: North and central Pacific
  Navy Grids Supported: NP 8,9,11,12,13

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Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: 28  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: 19  m3
  Fuel: 2.3  m3
  Wet Labs Area: 5  m2
  Dry Lab Area: 5  m2
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
0.07  m3
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: 1.9  m3/day
  Scientific Clean Water Generation: Unknown
  Free Working Deck Area: 53.5  m2
  Space for container lab: No  m
  Radioactive Isotope Work Areas: No  m

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Range, Speed and Endurance

  Range: 1500  nautical miles
  Cruising Speed: 8  kts.
  Max. Speed: 20  kts.
  Endurance: 120  days

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  Officers: 1
  Other crew: 1
  Scientists: 8
  Air Conditioned:  Yes

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Data Processing Equipment:

  Computers: IBM Thinkpad
  Printing/Plotting: HP Deskjet 880c and Nobeltec Visual Navigation Suite

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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: Yes, including compressor and tank storage

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Engineering Design Particulars


Ice Breaking Ability:


Hull Materials:

  Dynamic Positioning Ability: Unknown
  Engines: Main engine(s): number:  2   make:  Yanmas 4JH2HTE
Power (BHP) each engine:  75
Propeller Diameter:  0.5   m Max. RPM:   3200
Total power auxiliary diesels:  Unknown
  Electrical Systems:  


 Voltages: 110
     kVA: 16
    Phases: 1



Stabilized System:  Unknown  VAC  Unknown  AMPs   Unknown  Hz



  12   Volts with  Unknown  Volts Max


Fixed Equipment

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Navigation and Communication:

  Navigational Equipment: B & G Network Navigation
  Communications Equipment: Icom VHF and Furuno SSB
  Satellite Communications Equipment: KVH Mini M
  GPS: B & B; Garmin Handheld GPS

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Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: Furuno FCV 582
  Sonar Type: Unknown
  Sea Surface Mapping System: Unknown
  Side Scanning: Westmar HD 800 Side Scan
  Multibeam: Unknown
  Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler: Unknown
  Silent Ship Operations: Unknown

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  Winches: 2  
    Steel Wire Length: 500  m,  safe working load:  1  tons
    Conducting Cable Length:  0  m , safe working load:  0  tons
    Trawl winch length:  500  m , safe working load:  1  tons
    Other Winches:
      Length:  Unknown , safe working load:  Unknown
  Gantry: Position: Stern transom

Clearance above deck:  3.5  m , and outboard extension:  2  m


Safe working load at maximum reach:  1  tons

  Crane: Position: Unknown

Clearance above deck:  Unknown  and outboard extension:  Unknown


Safe working load at maximum reach:  Unknown

  Other:   Unknown

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Vessel Construction and Maintenance Supervision

  Construction Supervised by: Richardson Devine Marine Construction
  Classification Society: Unknown
  Others, Specify: Unknown
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