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Vessel Data and Contact Information for the
Odyssey (WCI)

Last Updated - 4/22/2005
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: WCC 7729
Owner: Ocean Alliance & Whale Conservation Institute
Operator: Ocean Alliance & Whale Conservation Institute
Address: Ocean Alliance & Whale Conservation Institute
191 Weston Rd.
Lincoln, MA 01773 USA
Telephone: 781-259-0423, 1-(800)-96WHALE, (1-800-969-4253)
Fax: 781-259-0288
Year Built: 1976
Ship URL: Link to Ship Home Page

Ship Schedule URL:


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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 28.4  m
  Breadth: 5.6  m
  Freeboard to working deck: Unknown
  Max. draft: 3.5  m

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Main Vessel Activity

  Main Activity: working with whales
  Operating Area:
  Navy Grids Supported:

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Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: Unknown
  Dry cargo holds: Unknown
  Fuel: 12.1  m3
  Wet Labs Area: Unknown
  Dry Lab Area: Unknown
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
4.5  m3
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: 1.9  m3/day
  Scientific Clean Water Generation: HRO
  Free Working Deck Area: Unknown
  Space for container lab: Unknown
  Radioactive Isotope Work Areas: Unknown

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Range, Speed and Endurance

  Range: 4000  nautical miles
  Cruising Speed: Unknown
  Max. Speed: Unknown
  Endurance: Unknown

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  Officers: Unknown
  Other crew: 4
  Scientists: 14
  Air Conditioned:

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Data Processing Equipment:

  Computers: Apple Quadra 800 mainframe, one Apple powerbook, MO drive 120 Mb, Panasonic notebook linked to Satcom
  Printing/Plotting: Apple laser printer, Bubble jet printer,

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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: Two scuba compressors, ten scuba tanks, six complete dive rigs, two dive computers, eight wet suits, four Bcs etc.,Hooka rig, 60 ft of hose,

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Engineering Design Particulars


Ice Breaking Ability:


Hull Materials:

Steel, full keel
  Dynamic Positioning Ability: Unknown
  Engines: Main engine(s): number:  1   make:  General Motors 6-71 N
Power (BHP) each engine:  218 HP
Propeller Diameter:  Unknown
  m Max. RPM:   Unknown
Total power auxiliary diesels:  Unknown
  Electrical Systems:  


 Voltages: 110/220 VAC
     kVA: Unknown
    Phases: Unknown


60 Hz  Hz

Stabilized System:  Unknown  VAC  Unknown  AMPs   Unknown  Hz



  36/24/12/6 VDC   Volts with  Unknown  Volts Max


Fixed Equipment

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Navigation and Communication:

  Navigational Equipment: Radars, Autopilot, fair tide master log, Loran, Cetrek
  Communications Equipment: Radio: ICOM M-600 transceiver, Apelco VHF, Three Apelco VHF HH (hand held)
  Satellite Communications Equipment: Furuno Inmarsat B Phone/Fax/Internet Satellite, Inmarsat C SatCom, AT&T High Seas Direct
  GPS: Magellan GPS 5000D, 2 Apelco GPS,

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Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: Interphase Probe scanning depthsounder, Two Data marine depthsounders
  Sonar Type: Furano CH 50 Tracking Sonar
  Sea Surface Mapping System: Unknown
  Side Scanning: Unknown
  Multibeam: Furano CH 12 multibeam scanning sonar
  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:  Unknown , safe working load:  Unknown
    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: Unknown

Clearance above deck:  Unknown  and outboard extension:  Unknown


Safe working load at maximum reach:  0.5  tons

  Other:   Unknown

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Vessel Construction and Maintenance Supervision

  Construction Supervised by: Whangarei, New Zealand
  Classification Society: Unknown
  Others, Specify: Unknown
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Lewes, Delaware  19958
Phone:  (302) 645-4225