R/V Zephyr - Preparing for a cruise
The standard schedule for the vessel is 0700 to 1630. However, non-standard times for departure and arrival can be mutually agreed upon between the Captain and cruise leader to react to special circumstances. Passengers should arrive at the dock by 0630. The standard staffing for the vessel is a crew of two, however three crewmembers may be provided depending on the scheduled activities.
Most Zephyr operations revolve around various AUV deployments, offshore instrument deployments, and diving tasks. When switching between these activities, mobilization and reconfiguration of the vessel in port is required. Most vessel configurations can be completed in one day.
The standard operational day for Zephyr is scheduled for weekdays only. Operations that require weekend periods should be requested during the project proposal process, in the sea time request form.
- Continuous Operational days
Due to the limited range and facilities onboard the Zephyr we are limited to 4 continuous offshore days when planning extended cruises.
- Food Services
Food is provided onboard, however it is self serve. No cook is provided.
- Sanitary System
Please note when requesting extended cruises that there is only one on-deck cold shower facility and two heads below deck. No bathing services are provided.
and postcruise reports.
- Scuba diving.
- Vessel tours