Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
Marine Operations
Vessels and Vehicles - R/V Zephyr

More on the R/V Zephyr

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Length Overall: 79 feet
  • Beam: 23.5 ft
  • Gross tonnage: 119 tons
  • Horse Power: 840 SHP
  • Speed:10 knots
  • Endurance:2500 NM @10 knts
  • Fuel Capacity: 3600 gal
  • Potable Water: 1000 gal
  • Lube Oil: 100 gal
  • Grey Water: 300 gal
  • Berthing: 8
  • Draft 8 ft


ENGINEERING MACHINERY
  • 2 D343 Caterpillar (mains)
  • 2 Northern Lights 40 kw generators
  • 2 Air Compressors Quincy QR-25 150 psi system
  • 2 Independent Hydraulic Systems 3000psi@ 13gpm
DECK MACHINERY
  • 1 Hiab 31 Sea Crane 3000psi
    Safe working loads (SWL):
    SWL 1365 lbs. fully extended 15' 8"
    SWL 1650 lbs. at 13' 2"
    SWL 2200 lbs. at 9' 9"
    SWL 3675 lbs. at 5' 6"
  • 1 Brooke Ocean Technologies Articulated J-frame with removable AUV Launch & Recovery System.
    J-frame has a 2400 lb. SWL with a 130 deg. rotation. Maximum tow of 1000 lbs.
    Note: The J-frame is not designed for towing small towfish, nets, or anything requiring more than 1000 total pounds of pull.
  • 1 AUV Dorado
  • Removable 10HP electro-hydraulic winch (.25-inch wire). Operational rating of 812 lbs at full drum (safe working load).
  • Vertical capstan - 1700 lbs. of pull.
  • Retractable diving platform.
  • Removable CTD - SBE 19 plus profiler and a SBE 32 carousel water sampler.
SAFETY EQUIPMENT
  • 1 10 ft Avon rigid inflatable with 6 hp 4 stroke Honda outboard
  • 1 300# CO2 fixed engine room fire system
  • 2 Fixed Sea Water Hose Stations on deck
  • 15-person inflatable liferaft 
  • 406 Mhtz EPIRB with GPS transponder
  • 10 adult immersion suits
  • 8 type III work vests
  • 24 type I life vests
ELECTRONICS/COMMUNICATIONS
  • Call Sign WDA 6249
  • 2 VHF Horizon Spectrum, Shipmate RS 8300
  • 1 SSB SEA 330
  • 2 Motorola Cellular SCN 2449A
  • Furuno marine radar: FR 8062, 72nm range
  • Furuno UAIS transponder: FA-150
  • Furuno THD satellite compass
  • Furuno marine radar: 1934C-BB, 48nm range; with color video plotter GD1920C-BB
  • 1 Garmin GPS with CG diff
  • Winfrog Electronic Charting and Navigation System (data logging capabillities)
  • Iridium voice/data
  • VHF and UHF radio direction finder
  • Sonardyne USBL
  • Freewave data radio
  • 802.11 wifi

 

Last updated: Mar. 07, 2013