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Marine Operations

Specifications

Fairweather Specifications (OMAO , pdf, 130.58 KB)

Design Specifications
DESIGNER Maritime Administration
BUILDER Aerojet-General Shipyards
LAUNCHED March 15, 1967
DELIVERED January 1968
COMMISSIONED April 10, 1968
LENGTH 231 ft.
BREADTH 42 ft.
DRAFT 15.5 ft.
DEPTH TO MAIN DECK  8 ft.
HULL DESCRIPTION Welded steel /ice strengthened
DISPLACEMENT 1,800 metric tons
Speed & Endurance
EMERGENCY SPEED 13.4 knots
CRUISING SPEED 12.5 knots
RANGE 8,640 nm
ENDURANCE 30 days
ENDURANCE CONSTRAINT Food/Stores
Maximum Complement
COMMISSIONED OFFICERS/MATES 12
ENGINEERS, LICENSED 4
ENGINEER, UNLICENSED 7
DECK 13
SURVEY 9
STEWARDS 4
ELECTRONIC TECHNICIANS 21
USPHS MEDICAL OFFICER 0
TOTAL CREW 51
SCIENTISTS 6
Berthing
SINGLE STATEROOMS 25
DOUBLE STATEROOMS 16
FOUR-PERSON STATEROOMS
TOTAL BERTHS 57
Food Service Seating Capacity
MESS ROOM 37
Ship's Navigational Equipment

Type

Make/Model/Amount/Location

RADARS (X AND S BAND) Furuno, FAR/FR-2805/2/Bridge
GPS AND DGPS Northstar/951/952/1/Bridge
GYRO COMPASS SGB/Meridian/2/Athwart ship passageway
DEEPWATER AND SHALLOW NAVIGATIONAL ECHOSOUNDERS Furuno/FE-700/1/Bridge
ECDIS Transis/1/Bridge
Scientist's Navigational Equipment
GPS AND DGPS None
GYRO COMPASS None 
DEEPWATER AND SHALLOW NAVIGATIONAL ECHOSOUNDERS None 
ECDIS None 
CHARTING PROGRAM WITH SHIP’S POSITION  None
Laboratory Spaces and Other Scientific Spaces
TYPELOCATIONFT.2DESCRIPTION
Wet Lab  Aft most lab 240  Only counter space available to scientist, fresh water sink
Dry Lab  Just Aft of mess Deck 220  Counter space, part of a computer rack.
Electronics/Comp uter Lab Just Forward of the mess 140  Data Plot 2: Used for crew computers
Electronics/Comp uter Lab  Just Aft of the Bridge 342  Data Plot 1: Used for hydrographic mission. Not available for scientist use.
Scientific Data Collection Systems and Supportable Operations
SCIENTIFIC COMPUTER SYSTEM EQUIPPED  
DIVE TEAM EQUIPPED If all divers are available
MULTIBEAM EQUIPPED FOR HYDROGRAPHIC SURVEYS Reson 7125 (on launches), Reson 8160 (on ship)
CONDUCTIVITY, TEMP., DEPTH (CTD) WITHOUT WATER SAMPLES SeaBird 
Data Collected by the Ship's Scientific Computer System (SCS) in the Standard Configuration
DESCRIPTIONUNITSDATA SOURCE
BWR - Bearing and Distance to WPT (Rhumb Line) XXX XXX 
GLL - Geographic Position (Lat/Lon)  DM.M  GP150 
RMC - Recommended Min Nav Info RMC Tags   GP150
HDT - Heading (True)  DMS SG Brown Meridian
OSD - Own Ship Data (Ship course & speed)    
OSD - Own Ship Data (Ship course & speed)    
VWR - Relative wind and speed and angle     
Boats
TYPEHPLENGTHMAX. PERSONSCOMMENTS
Rescue Boat (SOLAS Approved)  300 23 ft.  4 rough, 6 calm  
Survey Launch  500 28 ft. 9 rough, 13 calm Reson 7125
Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat (RHIB) 315  23 ft. 4 rough, 6 calm  

Deck Equipment

Winch – A-Frame
QUANTITY 1
MANUFACTURER DWS International Inc. 
MODEL 5050 EHI 
DRIVE Electro-hydraulic 
MAX. PULL  
MAX. DEPTH  
DRUM CAPACITY  
TYPE OF CABLE INSTALLED  
LENGTH OF CABLE ON THE DRUM 960 m
LOCATION Boat Deck 
Crane, Telescopic Boom
QUANTITY 2
MANUFACTURER Skagit
MODEL  
BOOM LENGTH 25 ft.
LIFTING CAPACITY 1,500 lbs. extanded
LOCATION Foredeck, Port and Starboard

Crane, Fixed Length
QUANTITY 1
MANUFACTURER Skagit 
MODEL  
BOOM LENGTH 40 ft.
LIFTING CAPACITY 5,000 lbs.
LOCATION Boat Deck
A Frame 
QUANTITY 1
TYPE Movable
CLEARANCE OVER THE SIDE  9 ft.
HORIZONTAL CLEARANCE  
SAFE WORKING LOAD 8000 lbs.
LOCATION Center fantail
J Frame 
QUANTITY 1
TYPE Movable
CLEARANCE OVER THE SIDE  4 ft.
HORIZONTAL CLEARANCE  
SAFE WORKING LOAD  8,000 lbs
LOCATION Fantail, Port Side
Anchor - Bow
QUANTITY 2
TYPE Stockless
WEIGHT 3000 lbs.
PORT ANCHOR CHAIN LENGTH 165 fathoms
STARBOARD ANCHOR CHAIN LENGTH 165 fathoms

Boat Davit
QUANTITY 4
Manufacturer Vest Davit
Model  
Hosting Capacity  
Location  Boat Deck- Port and Starboard

Boat type used Launch
Boat Davit
QUANTITY 2
MANUFACTURER  
MODEL  
HOSTING CAPACITY 6080 
LOCATION “E” Deck- Port and Starboard

BOAT TYPE USED FRB and Ambar

Medical Facilities

One medical treatment room containing one berth for patients. Emergency and first-aid equipment aboard, administered by designated vessel personnel. USPHS medical officer available upon request and availability of officer.

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