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Vessel Data and Contact Information for the
NAVAIR Acoustic Pioneer

Last Updated - 7/2/2002
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: USA

NODC Code:

    Call Sign: Acoustic Pioneer
Owner: US Navy / NAVAIR
Operator: Seaward Services Inc.
Contact: F. Blaine Rineer
Address: 255 East Dania Beach Blvd.
Suite 220
Dania Beach, FL 33004
Telephone: (305) 293-4343
Fax: (305) 293-4345
Year Built: 1983
Ship URL: Unknown

Ship Schedule URL:


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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 57.2  m
  Breadth: 12.2  m
  Freeboard to working deck: 1  m
  Max. draft: 3.7  m

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Main Vessel Activity

  Main Activity: Acoustic Research, Survey, Salvage
  Operating Area: Worldwide
  Navy Grids Supported: NA4,NA5,NA6,NA7,NA8,NA9,NA10,NP6,NP9,NP12,NP13,SA1,SP3A

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Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: 295  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: Unknown
  Fuel: 283.875  m3
  Wet Labs Area: Unknown
  Dry Lab Area: Unknown
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
11.355  m3
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: 4.542  m3/day
  Scientific Clean Water Generation: Unknown
  Free Working Deck Area: 271.64  m2
  Space for container lab: All of the free working deck area is available for container labs. Approx half the area has a NATO grid bolt down pattern and there is 37.16 m3 of available space for container labs on the O1 level above the berthing area.  m
  Radioactive Isotope Work Areas: Same as above  m

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Range, Speed and Endurance

  Range: 6000  nautical miles
  Cruising Speed: 10  kts.
  Max. Speed: 10  kts.
  Endurance: 27  days

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  Officers: 3
  Other crew: 4
  Scientists: 19
  Air Conditioned: Unknown

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Data Processing Equipment:

  Computers: Customer supplied
  Printing/Plotting: Customer supplied

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CTD Specifications:

  CTD Aboard: All CTD equipment is customer supplied
  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: All coring equipment is customer supplied
  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: Have A-Frame and winches for launch / recovery. Vehicles are customer supplied
  ROVs: Unknown
  AUVs: Unknown
  Submersibles: Unknown

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Diving Support:

  Diving Capabilities: Can provide all diving requirements as sub contract

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Engineering Design Particulars


Ice Breaking Ability:


Hull Materials:

Welded steel
  Dynamic Positioning Ability: Unknown
  Engines: Main engine(s): number:  2   make:  EMD 12-567 BC
Power (BHP) each engine:  1200
Propeller Diameter:  2.032   m Max. RPM:   900
Total power auxiliary diesels:  Unknown
  Electrical Systems:  


 Voltages: 110 / 220 / 460
     kVA: 480
    Phases: 3


60  Hz

Stabilized System:  Unknown  VAC  Unknown  AMPs   Unknown  Hz



  Unknown   Volts with  Unknown  Volts Max


Fixed Equipment

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Navigation and Communication:

  Navigational Equipment: S and X band 48 mi. Digital Radar, Auto Pilot
  Communications Equipment: UHF, HF, VHF
  Satellite Communications Equipment: Inmarsat, Trac Phone (Phone & Fax)
  GPS: Magellan differential receiver

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Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: Data Marine Digital 200 kHz
  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: Unknown  
    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: Unknown

Clearance above deck:  Unknown , and outboard extension:  Unknown


Safe working load at maximum reach:  Unknown

  Crane: Position: Wide array of winches , capstans & small deck cranes available

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: Unknown
  Classification Society: ABS load line certificate
  Others, Specify: Unknown
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