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R/V Oceanus Specifications

Built: 1975
Length: 177 feet (54 m)
Draft: 17.5 feet (5.3 m)
Displacement: 960 LT
Range: 7,000 NM
Laboratories: 1,185 sq. feet
Speed: 11.0 knots cruising
Endurance: 30 days
Fuel Capacity: 48,000 gallons
Mid-Life Overhaul: 1994
Beam: 33 feet (10 m)
Gross Tons: 260.68 T
Deck Area: 2,150 sq. feet
Complement:

Crew - 12
Scientists - 14 (+ 4 in berthing van)
Technicians - 1
Main Engine: One EMD diesel engine, 3,000 SHP
Bow Thruster: White Gill 350 HP trainable
Ship Service Generators:
Two 300 KW 480 VAC
3-phase, 60 hertz
Propeller:
Single screw, controllable pitch,
Kort steering nozzle
Winches:
Trawl - 30,000' 9/16" wire, 0.68" fiber optic
Hydro - 33,000' 3-cond. EM or 1/4" wire
Heavy Equipment:
Crane - hydraulic, 40,000 lb. capacity
Stern A-frame
Midships hydro boom
Sewage System:
Two holding tanks; 12,000 gallon capacity
Ownership: Title held by NSF; operated under charter party contract
Other Features: Removable bulwarks, air conditioning, inflatable boat, space for three 20 ft. vans