Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

Mapping Program
M/V Ocean Alert

The M/V Ocean Alert is a multi-functional survey, research, and stand-by vessel.
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Canadian built

  • Length: 71.4m
  • Beam: 12.2m
  • Depth: 5.1m
  • Gross tonnage:1752
  • Net tonnage: 495
  • Ice class: 2

Main engines

  • TE 38 Fairbanks Morse opposed piston
  • 4 X 2640 Hp 12 Cylinder turbo charged
  • BHP 10,560

Fuel consumption

  • 5M/Tp/d @ 6 knots (1 engine)

Propellers

  • 2 X 4 blade S. S. KAMEWA variable pitch

Auxiliaries

  • 1 X 300 K.W. Cummins
  • 2 X 275 K.W. Caterpillar
  • 1 X 300 K.W. Paxman
  • 440 Volt 3 Phase 60 cycle

Bow thrust

  • 1 X 200 Hp Electric Tunnel

Accommodation

  • 42 beds in single & double cabins
  • 4 offices 
  • Lounge
  • Cafeteria-style dining area

Capacities

  • Fuel 320 tonnes
  • Fresh water 130 tonnes
  • Flash evaporator on main engines
  • Electrical evaporator 15 tons per day total
  • Flume tank, roll stabilization system

Navigation

  • 2 Furuno radars ARPA 72 mile/36 mile
  • Decca radar - 48 mile
  • 2 Furuno single side-band radios MF/HF 250 watt
  • 3 VHF radios c/w dsc
  • Furuno depth sounder
  • Kodan depth sounder
  • Furuno GPS plotter
  • Electronic chart computer
  • 2 watch receivers - GMDSS & HF 2182
  • 3 hand held water proof VHF radios
  • INMARSAT C system
  • Magnetic compass
  • Sperry Gyro compass
  • Sperry auto pilot
  • 3 Station controls

For more information on the M/V Ocean Alert, contact: Alert Shipping
c/o Ocean Management and Trading
P.O. Box 23058
Churchill Park Post Office
St. John's, Newfoundland
Canada, A1B4J9

Tel: (709) 739-4036
Fax: (709) 739-4317
Email: omt@nfld.com

Last updated: Sep. 27, 2013