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Research Vessel available
August 3, 2011
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Richard Kniffin
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R/V F.G. Walton Smith is a UNOLS vessel owned and operated by the University of Miami

Availability October 23 – November 30, 2012

  • Catamaran design with moonpool. Dimensions are 96’ length, 40’ beam
  • Controllable pitch propellers have a wide separation which enables outstanding tracking and station keeping abilities
  • 7’ draft with skegs so the ship can work safely in shallow water.
  • Approximately 2,000 mile range at 10 knots.
  • The A-Frame is 20’ x 20’ with a SWL of 10,000 lbs.
  • Starboard winch carries 5,000 meters of.322 conductor cable
  • Port winch carries 3000 meters of ¼ 3×19 wire. We will be changing to 3/8” 3×19 in the future
  • Equipped with a TSS POS-MV 320 Inertial Navigation System
  • ADCPs, 600 kHz & 75 kHz
  • 7 unit array of 3.5 kHz transducers
  • 24/7 internet access, satellite TV and telephone.
  • Nitrox diving compressor
  • Multiple small boats are available in addition to the ship’s boat.
  • Bridge wings have “Big Eyes” binoculars stands with awnings for marine mammal studies.
  • Equipped with Kongsberg Dynamic Positioning.
  • Spacious 1,000 square foot aft deck and large 800 square foot dry lab.
  • Flowing sea water systems monitoring sea surface temperature, salinity, chlorophyll, dissolved organic matter, turbidity, optical brighteners, crude oil with water flow access in the aft wet lab.
  • Swivel pole mount system for various transducers
  • MOCNESS 1 meter
  • (2) 12 bottle CTD systems
  • Radiation Van
  • Crushed Ice machine
  • pCO2 System

 

Please see our Cruise Planning Manual for additional detailed information

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