Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
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Vessels and Vehicles - R/V Rachel Carson

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Rachel Carson

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Official number: 1148845
  • IMO: 8983210
  • Gross tonnage: 430 GT ITC; 172 GRT
  • Length Overall: 41.1m (135 ft.)
  • Beam: 10.4m (34 ft.)
  • Draft: 2.7m (9 ft.)
  • Horse Power: 1574 HP (787 HP each main engine)
    • Bow thruster 384 HP
  • Speed:10 knots
  • Endurance:15,000 NM @10 knots
  • Fuel Capacity: 200,626 liters (58,000 gal.)
  • Potable Water: 52,995 liters (14,000 gal.)
  • Lube Oil: 3,028 liters (800 gal.)
  • Sewage: 4,542 liters (1200 gal.)
ENGINEERING MACHINERY
  • 2 Caterpillar 3412 main engines
    • Caterpillar 3126 bow thruster engine
  • 2 reduction gears (twin disc)
  • 2 150kw Northern Lights gen sets
  • 2 Quincy reciprocating air compressor
  • 2 Independent redundant hydraulic systems for cranes, capstan, etc.
  • 2 Independent redundant hydraulic systems for steering
DECK MACHINERY
  • 1 PM43 main ROV crane
  • 1 AK25 sea crane
  • 1 capstan
  • 1 480 Markey Anchor Windlass
  • 1Tether Management System: McCartney MASH winch
SAFETY EQUIPMENT
  • 4 Fixed Sea Water Hose Stations (2 deck, 2 engine room)
  • 1 ACR 121.5/406MHZ EPIRB
  • 1 Viking 25-person life raft
ELECTRONICS/COMMUNICATIONS
  • Call Sign WDF9370
  • 3 VHF Icom (Ic M50Z)
  • 1 Telex Ship Board Comms System, cw telex BTR 200 wireless
  • 1 Raytheon Ray 410 Loud Hailer
  • 1 Furuno FR-1510D 72 mile Radar
  • 1 Trimble 4000DL Differential GPS
  • Furuno 1934C-BB 48 nm radar
  • Furuno GD1920C-BB color video plotter
  • Taiyo TD-L1630 Automatic Digital Direction Finder (ADDF)
  • Furuno FS 1503 SSB radio telephone
  • Sperry Navigat 2100 fiber optic gyro compass
  • Furuno U-AIS transponder FA-1501
  • Furuno SC 50 satellite compass
  • Furuno BBWX1 marine weather receiver
  • Furuno LS 6100 echo sounder
  • NCR-330 Navtex receiver

Last updated: Jun. 13, 2013