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Vessel Data and Contact Information for the
Mussel Point

Last Updated - 4/26/2005
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: Unknown
Owner: University of California, Davis (UCDAVIS)
Operator: UCDAVIS
Contact: Skyli McAfee
Box 247, Bodega Bay
CA 94923, USA
Telephone: 707-875-1922
Fax: 707-875-2089
Year Built: 2004
Ship URL: Link to Ship Home Page

Ship Schedule URL:

Ship Schedule via its Home Page

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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 12.8  m
  Breadth: 4.26  m
  Freeboard to working deck: Unknown
  Max. draft: 0.76  m

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Main Vessel Activity

  Main Activity: research
  Operating Area: San Francisco Bay - Mendocino
  Navy Grids Supported: NP9

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Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: 24  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: Unknown
  Fuel: Unknown
  Wet Labs Area: Unknown
  Dry Lab Area: Unknown
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: Unknown
  Scientific Clean Water Generation: Unknown
  Free Working Deck Area: Unknown
  Space for container lab: Unknown
  Radioactive Isotope Work Areas: Unknown

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Range, Speed and Endurance

  Range: 300  nautical miles
  Cruising Speed: 30  kts.
  Max. Speed: 35  kts.
  Endurance: 1  days

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

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Data Processing Equipment:

  Computers: 3
  Printing/Plotting: Unknown

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CTD Specifications:

  CTD Aboard: Seabird SBE 45
  CTD Type: Thermosalinograph
  CTD Tow able: Profiling CTD plus underway system
  CTD Oxygen Sensing: no
  CTD Transmissivity: no
  CTD Fluormeter: Turner Scufa fluorometry and turbidity
  CTD Rosette: TBA

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Coring Specifications:

  Coring Capabilities Aboard: yes
  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: no
  ROVs: Unknown
  AUVs: Unknown
  Submersibles: Unknown

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Diving Support:

  Diving Capabilities: Diving support

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Engineering Design Particulars


Ice Breaking Ability:


Hull Materials:

  Dynamic Positioning Ability: Unknown
  Engines: Main engine(s): number:  2   make:  Yanmar Turbo diesal
Power (BHP) each engine:  500
Propeller Diameter:  Unknown
  m Max. RPM:   Unknown
Total power auxiliary diesels:  1000   HP
  Electrical Systems:  


 Voltages: 110 VAC
     kVA: Unknown
    Phases: Unknown


60 Hz  Hz

Stabilized System:  Unknown  VAC  Unknown  AMPs   Unknown  Hz



  12 VDC   Volts with  Unknown  Volts Max


Fixed Equipment

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Navigation and Communication:

  Navigational Equipment: Radar, Chartplotter, Depth
  Communications Equipment: VHF, Cell phone (707.529.7984)
  Satellite Communications Equipment: Sat phone (8816.314.68178)
  GPS: Multiple units, WAAS

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Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: Fishfinder
  Sonar Type: Unknown
  Sea Surface Mapping System: Unknown
  Side Scanning: Unknown
  Multibeam: Unknown
  Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler: RDI Work Horse Mariner 600
  Silent Ship Operations: Unknown

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  Winches: 2  
    Steel Wire Length: 600  m,  safe working load:  3  tons
    Conducting Cable Length:  600  m , safe working load:  Unknown
    Trawl winch length:  Unknown , safe working load:  Unknown
    Other Winches:
      Length:  100  m , safe working load:  0.25  tons
  Gantry: Position: Stern

Clearance above deck:  2.6  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: Safe Boat international
  Classification Society: ABYS, USCG
  Others, Specify: Unknown
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University of Delaware, College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment
Lewes, Delaware  19958
Phone:  (302) 645-4225