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|Modell||Research Expedition Vessel|
This 230' Ship has been used as a global crewed oceanographic operations platform. She has special scanning sonars, large tow/trawl winch, two large deck cranes, and a new high tech electronics and communications system. There are accommodations for 45 plus crew. She has been fully rebuilt, modernized and re-appointed.
She can meet the requirements for a wide variety of possible configurations and duties, including but not limited to:
The vessel is fantastically seaworthy and in excellent operational condition. She is available for purchase or long term charter.
All staterooms have beautiful wood furnishings. Each space, where possible has a desk, and where not possible, there is a wall desk installed. The architect and the owners have worked very hard at reducing the “work ship” atmosphere in that they have designed each living space to have more open space throughout the ship.
GALLEY & MESS:
A new galley and mess has been installed along with new ovens, grills, chiller, and freezer on the Main Deck. These new facilities have been designed to maximize crew comfort during meal hours and provide a location for meeting or impromptu gatherings. Meals will be served 4 times daily at sea and 3 times daily in port.
LOUNGE & MEETING CENTER:
The lounge and meeting center was designed to maximize comfort for the crew while off watch or provide managers a place to discuss operation matters privately. Found here is an entertainment system that offers the crew a place to watch DVD/VCR movies or satellite TV. Also, the meeting center can be used to host executive level meetings, utilizing the entertainment center to playback important sub sea footage or link up to the data communications network to review data.
SURVEY OPERATIONS CENTER:
The Survey Operations Center is the primary location for all data collection functions and has sufficient room for over twelve workstations linked to the network and server of choice. Cabling runs have been established from the collection room to the main equipment and control van decks to keep equipment installation and operation a neat and orderly process. Furthermore, there is access to the ships mast and antenna mast for GPS/DGPS or other receiver equipment installations.
The Survey Operations Center also has close proximity to the bridge which enhances survey operations while operating in restricted maneuverability situations.
The CATV center supports modulated RF signals on separate TV channels from DVD(s) and VHS players, plus video feeds from the on-ship video cameras. The ship TV system will be available at each station where there is an outlet. There will also be an audio override linked to each modulator which will be activated during a ships general announcement or other emergency announcements.
The aft data center has the capability to link directly to the ships mast, through a dedicated RF cable, enabling the customer to install an antenna of their choice, providing a secure (not through the ship network) communications feed or data input from off-ship resources.
The ships phone network switch is installed on the Main Deck, on the Port side forward of the galley. New multi-pair CAT-5 wire has been installed for this system with over eighty-five outlets serving all critical spaces on the ship.
The off-ship communications via satellite can be programmed for access per phone number, eliminating unwanted charges during a project. Access will also be timed, or programmed for certain hours each day, or programmed to accept incoming ship communications 24 hours a day.
Of particular interest, is the ACC System which has the capabilities to monitor over 270 different systems simultaneously. The overall system status can be monitored at three different locations on the ship to provide ultimate protection and safety assurance. From tank levels to fuel status, it all can be digitized and upload (via internet) for home office and/or client use for determinations in-situ cost analysis. Ultimately, this system provides complete assurance that each and every onboard system is being monitored properly and safely.
The ships controllable pitch (CP) propulsion and hydraulic system were completely rebuilt to manufacturers specifications – all hubs taken down and parts re-coated and milled. The shafts were removed and trued and re-coated. The hydraulic system received new pumps and a new filtering system along with new piping and high-pressure hoses. The system passed USCG inspection for operational capabilities.
The ship bow thruster has been completely rebuilt including the replacement of all gears and refinishing and truing of the blades.
The vessel holds a USCG Certificate of Inspection, Subchapter U, SOLAS compliant and is classified ABS Maltese Cross A1 AMS, ACC. Ice Breaking ability = IS-3.
The old interior spaces have been removed and new arrangements installed with new furniture and fixtures. Some of the spaces have been completely changed creating larger facilities with more amenities for the customer. Throughout the entire vessel emphasis has been placed on the operability of the ship with the customer as the priority. From living spaces that have 100 MHz ship-wide communications capabilities, to larger survey facilities; the ship is ready to support any research or survey mission.
Major changes on the vessel include a new computer lab and processing room, a lounge and meeting center, and the ship-wide communications system.
This multi-purpose ship worked the waters of the United States including the Virgin Islands as a hydrographic survey and seafloor mapping ship. As an oceanographic ship, its operations extended from the North Atlantic to the Persian Gulf. During its highly diversified career, she helped make our nation’s waterways safer by conducting hydrographic surveys along the Atlantic Coast, the Great Lakes, and in the Caribbean Sea. The ship even passed through the Panama Canal and went north to Alaska for survey work in 1986.
From the late 1960's to the late 1980's, the vessel conducted oceanographic and atmospheric studies in support of ocean-atmosphere interactions. During this time, the studies took the vessel from Iceland to Brazil and from the United States East Coast to Western Europe.
Also in the late 1980’s, the ship was fitted with a multi-beam sounding system and became one of the most advanced seafloor mapping ships of its time. It conducted deep water surveys in the Gulf of Mexico and off the United States East Coast.
The ship went truly global in 1992 as it was used in the Persian Gulf to study the effects of the intentional oil spill caused by the Iraqi Government during the 1991 Gulf War. It returned to the United States to be awarded a Silver Medal Award for the Persian Gulf Operation and resume its career as a hydrographic survey vessel. The vessel was then decommissioned in 1995.
After safe removal of Asbestos, CFCs, and PCBs, the vessel was laid up until it was purchased in September of 2001. For the next two years the vessel was retro-fitted with the latest in electronics, machinery, and safety equipment. The extensive multi-million dollar project was completed in 2003 when the vessel sailed under her own power for the first time in nearly three years which was a near flawless transit of the Gulf of Mexico, Panama Canal, and the Pacific Coast of Mexico and North America.
|Motormerke||Twin EMD/567C General Motors Diesels|
|Motormerke||Twin EMD/567C General Motors Diesels|