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Vessel Data and Contact Information for the
Coral Sea

Last Updated - 3/31/2006
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: Humboldt State University
Operator: Humboldt State University Marine Lab
Contact: Captain Scott Martin
Address: Humboldt State University Marine Lab
P.O. Box 690 / 570 Ewing St.
Trinidad, CA 95570, USA
Telephone: 707-599-2147
Fax: 707-826-3682
Year Built: 1974
Ship URL: Link to Ship Home Page

Ship Schedule URL:


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Main Dimensions

  Length OA: 27  m
  Breadth: 7  m
  Freeboard to working deck: 1.5  m
  Max. draft: 3  m

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Main Vessel Activity

  Main Activity: Research & Educational Research
  Operating Area: West Coast USA
  Navy Grids Supported:

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Capacities and Working Spaces

  Gross tonnage: 143  GRT
  Dry cargo holds: Unknown
  Fuel: 23.77  m3
  Wet Labs Area: Unknown
  Dry Lab Area: Unknown
  Fresh Water
 Storage Capacity:
16  m3
  Fresh Water Generator Capacity: 0  m3/day
  Scientific Clean Water Generation: Redundant Sea Water Systems
  Free Working Deck Area: 133  m2
  Space for container lab: none  m
  Radioactive Isotope Work Areas: Unknown

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Range, Speed and Endurance

  Range: 3000  nautical miles
  Cruising Speed: 10  kts.
  Max. Speed: 12  kts.
  Endurance: 5  days

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  Officers: 2
  Other crew: 3
  Scientists: 8
  Air Conditioned:

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Data Processing Equipment:

  Computers: Unknown
  Printing/Plotting: Yes

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CTD Specifications:

  CTD Aboard: None
  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: Yes
  Box Corer: Yes
  Gravity Corer: No
  Piston Corer: No
  Multi Corer: No

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Underwater Vehicle Capabilities:

  Underwater Vehicle Support: Yes
  ROVs: 1
  AUVs: Unknown
  Submersibles: Unknown

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Diving Support:

  Diving Capabilities: Possible

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Engineering Design Particulars


Ice Breaking Ability:


Hull Materials:

  Dynamic Positioning Ability: Unknown
  Engines: Main engine(s): number:  2   make:  Cummins KTA19
Power (BHP) each engine:  500
Propeller Diameter:  1.5   m Max. RPM:   700
Total power auxiliary diesels:  100   HP
  Electrical Systems:  


 Voltages: Unknown
     kVA: 55
    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: 2 Radars, Furuno, NAVNET, PC Nobeltec Plotting, 2 Furuno Color Bottom Finders, Sitex Paper Recorder
  Communications Equipment: 2 Polaris VHF/DF, 1 Furuno SSB, Hailer/PA, Cell Phone
  Satellite Communications Equipment: None
  GPS: 2 Furuno, 2 Trimbel

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Acoustics and Profiling:

  Echosounders: Unknown
  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: 2  
    Steel Wire Length: 1500  m,  safe working load:  1  tons
    Conducting Cable Length:  Unknown , safe working load:  Unknown
    Trawl winch length:  1500  m , safe working load:  3  tons
    Other Winches:
      Length:  Unknown , safe working load:  Unknown
  Gantry: Position: Aft

Clearance above deck:  4  m , and outboard extension:  2.5  m


Safe working load at maximum reach:  8  tons

  Crane: Position: Upper Deck

Clearance above deck:  7  m  and outboard extension:  3  m


Safe working load at maximum reach:  1  tons

  Other:   Unknown

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Vessel Construction and Maintenance Supervision

  Construction Supervised by: Lindwell Boatworks, Santa Barbara, CA
  Classification Society: Unknown
  Others, Specify: Last Major Refit - 2006
OCEANIC - Ships Schedules & Information Pages
University of Delaware, College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment
Lewes, Delaware  19958
Phone:  (302) 645-4225