R/V Point Sur

 


R/V Point Sur Specifications

DESCRIPTION OF VESSEL:

  • BUILT:  1980
  • LENGTH (LOA):  135 feet
  • BEAM (extreme):  32 feet
  • DRAFT (max):  9 feet
  • GROSS TONNAGE:  298 tons
  • DISPLACEMENT (L tons):  539, full load
  • COMMUNICATIONS:  VHF (2), Single Side Band, Nera Inmarsat B
  • CALL SIGN:  WSC2276
  • STATE ID #: CF-1872-XF
  • CLASSIFICATION:
    • American Bureau of Shipping (ABS)
    • Load-line Certification
  • OWNERSHIP:  University of Southern Mississippi
  • OPERATING AGREEMENT:  Cooperative Agreement between University of Southern Mississippi and Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium.


COMPLIMENT:

  • CREW:  7
  • TECHNICIANS:  1 or 2 (dependent on number of technicians required)
  • SCIENTIFIC PERSONNEL:  11 (dependent on number of technicians sailing)
    • 40 scientist capacity on day cruises, limited by number of lifejackets

 

PROPULSION AND SERVICE EQUIPMENT:

  • MAIN ENGINES:  Two Caterpillar 379TA marine diesel, 565 hp each Fernholt & Giertsen Reduction gear, Ratio 3.7:1
  • PROPELLERS:  Two, four blade controllable pitch
  • SHIP’S SERVICE GENERATOR:  Two at 175 KW each
  • FUEL CAPACITY:  29,000 gallons, No. 2 diesel
  • ELECTRIC POWER:  Two 175 KW, 440V,60cy., 3ph Kato Generator, Diesel Caterpillar 3406 engine

 

SPEED:

  • CRUISING:  9.5 knots
  • FULL:  11 knots
  • MINIMIUM:  0.1 knots
  • ENDURANCE:  21 days, limited by stores
  • RANGE:  6,800 NM at 10 Knots

 

GENERAL CAPACITIES:

  • POTABLE WATER:  1452 gallons
  • WASHWATER:  4448 gallons
  • MSD:  Omnipure 8MC - 1800 gallons/day
  • HOLDING TANK:  1888 gallons

 

SCIENCE SPACES:

  • MAIN LABORATORY:  488 sq. ft., 2 sinks, equipment benches
  • WET LABORATORY:  96 sq. ft.
  • ELECTRONICS LABORATORY:  120 sq. ft.
  • MAINMAST:  Instrument Platform 11’ long, 55' above water line
  • MAIN DECK:  1100 sq. ft.
  • DECK HANDLING EQUIPMENT: 
    - Trawl Winch:  Rapp Hydema Trawl winch (5000 meters of 0.680 cond. cable).
    - Hydro Winch:  Markey DUSH-5 holding 5000 meters of .322 inch EM cable.
    - CTD Winch:  Markey CUBE-6s holding 5000 meters of .322 inch EM cable.
    - Deck Crane Aft:  Appleton Crane, SWL 3000 lb @ 34 feet, 6000 lb @ 27 feet.
    - Deck Crane Fwd:  Hiab Articulating crane (2000 lb. @ 26 feet)
    - Capstan:  Removable hydraulic
    - Stern A-Frame:   SWL10,000 lbs, ramp width 12', 17' clearance
    - Stbd. Gallows Frame:  SWL 5,000 lbs, 11' clearance

 

COMMUNICATIONS:

  • RADIOS:  Marine VHF and SSB
  • SATELLITE TELEPHONES: Fleet Broadband and Iridium
  • CELLULAR TELEPHONES: Signal booster system throughout vessel to aid in use of personal cell phones
  • INTERNET/EMAIL: Realtime Internet and Email via HiSeasNet (primary) and Fleet Broadband (backup) (50-200kbs)
  • GMDSS: Distress signaling via VHF, SSB and two INMARSAT C units

 

INSTALLED SCIENTIFIC EQUIPMENT: 

  • ADCP   
    - R. D. Instruments 75 kHz Vessel Mounted.
    - R. D. Instruments 300 kHz Vessel Mounted.
  • Echosounder           
    - Knudsen dual frequency echosounder, 12 and 3.5 kHz.
  • CTD/Rosettes          
    - Two 12-place Sea Bird 9/11 plus systems with sensor suites.
  • Data Acquisition System     
    - Data acquisition system samples and logs data from meteorological sensors, thermosalinograph, fluorometer, transmissometer and      GPS
  • UPS                       
    - 7 kVA UPS, supplies clean and backup power to lab.

     

To schedule a cruise on the R/V Point Sur, please contact:

Joe Malbrough, LUMCON
jmalbrough@lumcon.edu
Office:985-851-2808


Photo credit: nps.edu