DOI/ US Geological Survey -Great Lakes Science Center -Research Vessel
65 foot steel- hull trawler, 83 ton, 18 foot beam, 9 foot draft, used in fresh water only.
Built in 1961 by Hans Hansen in Toledo, Ohio
Operated and maintained by federal agencies
Set up for trawling and gill netting and capable of a variety of scientific sampling.
Can also be used for commercial fishing or converted for personal use.
Compliant with federal large vessel safety management system.
Two N855M Cummins diesel engines (air start) with TWIN DISC MG509 2.95:1 marine gears, 195 hp each, recently overhauled (2007)
Main generator is 60 kW and also drives hydraulic system, (installed 2004)
Auxiliary generator is 21.5 kW and shrouded for noise. (installed 2005)
Six bunks; two heads; shower; heated and air conditioned; full galley.
Two trawl winches with 2000 feet of 3/8 inch wire; trawl gallows; mounting space and hydraulics available for net reel; mounting space and hydraulics available for deck crane; sampling winch and boom that can be used for: ponars, plankton nets, SEABIRD, etc.; anchor winch.
3000 gal fuel tanks; 600 gal potable water; 800 gal holding tanks.
Speed is 11 knts
Two radar; sonar; two vhf radios; auto pilot; GPS; magnetic and satellite compass; intercom and loudhailer; sound-powered phone; detection and alarm system for smoke, CO, methane, heat, flooding; emergency lighting; engine room C02 flooding system.
Diesel fuel polishing system. RACOR duel filters on all engines.
Covered processing area on back deck. Interior space that can be used for wet or dry lab.
Typically used 90 days per year.
We averaged 11 gallons of diesel fuel per hour on a sampling day.
Twin Screw -40" X 38" NIBRAL, 3 blade propellers.
Fire pump; bilge pump; deck wash-down pump.
Air compressor with two 30 gal tanks.
Two 1 1/2'' fire hose stations.
Davit for small boat.
Can accept 110 volt or 220 volt shore power -single phase. 3 phase available at both generators.