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Marine Operations

Specifications

Gordon Gunter Specifications (OMAO , pdf, 145.3 KB)

Design Specifications
Designer Halter Marine
Builder Halter Marine, Inc., Moss Point, MS
Launched May 12, 1989  
Delivered March 17, 1993 
Commissioned August 28, 1998
Length 224 ft.
Breadth 43 ft.
Draft 15 ft.
Depth to Main Deck n/a
Hull Description Welded steel/ice strengthened
Displacement 2328 tons
Speed & Endurance
Emergency Speed 12 knots
Cruising Speed 10 knots
Range 8000 nm
Endurance 30 days
Endurance Constraint Fresh produce
Maximum Complement
Commissioned Officers/Mates 6
Engineers, Licensed 3
Engineer, Unlicensed 2
Deck 6
Survey  
Stewards 2
Electronic Technicians 1
USPHS Medical Officer  
Total Crew 20
Scientists 15
Berthing
Single Staterooms 19
Double Staterooms 8
Four-person Staterooms  
Total Berths 35
Food Service Seating Capacity
Mess Room 18
Ship's Navigational Equipment
RADARS (X AND S BAND) Sperry
GPS AND DGPS

2 Simrad DGPS

1 Furuno GPS Navigator GP-150/Dual 

GYRO COMPASS Sperry MK 227
DEEPWATER AND SHALLOW NAVIGATIONAL ECHOSOUNDERS

Simrad EQ50 echo sounder 

Furuno navigational echo sounder FE- 700 - 2000 

VOYAGE PLANNING AND NAVIGATION Nobletec Admiralty
  Furuno Universal AIS FA-100 
  Acoustic navigation (SBL) 
  Sperry Doppler speed log 

Scientist's Navigational Equipment
Voyage Planning and Navigation Relayed display of Nobletec Admiralty in Dry Lab
Laboratory Spaces and Other Scientific Spaces
TypeLocationFt.2Description
Dry Lab  Port 01 Deck  360 Computers, CTD station
Wet Lab  Starboard 01 Deck  429 Conveyor belt, dumbwaiter, and 2 chest freezers 
Wet Lab  Aft 01 Deck  135 Fume Hood, PCO2/Flourometer, TSG/Minus80 Freezer 
Scientific Data Collection Systems and Supportable Operations
Acoustic Current Doppler Profilier (ADCP)  RD Instruments Ocean Surveyor 
Conductivity, Temp., Depth (CTD) With Water Samples Seabird 9-11 CTD with bottle carousel for 12 bottles 
Mooring Deployment/Recovery Capable  
Plankton Gear Deployement 19-36 Seacat CTD for Bongo and Neutson tows
Trawl Fishing Capable  
Trawl Sensor Equipped Simrad ITI Trawl Monitor system with 2 spread and 1 depth/temperature sensors 
Scientific Computer System Equipped  
Dive Team Equipped  
Scientific Diver Support  
Data Collected by the Ship's Scientific Computer System (SCS) in the Standard Configuration
DescriptionUnitsData Source
WPL - Wpt location     
TDS - Trawl Door Spread Distance    
TPR - Trawl Position Relative Vessel     
VBW - Dual Ground/Water Speed     
ZFO - UTC & Time from origin WPT    
ZTG - UTC & Time to destination WPT     
AAM - WPT Arrival Alarm     
BOD - Bearing WPT to WPT     
BWC - Bearing & Distance to WPT (Great Circle)     
DPT - Depth of Water with transducer offset     
GBS - GPS Satellite Fault Detection     
GLL - Geographic Position (Lat/Lon)     
HDT - Heading (True)     
MTW - Mean Temp. for Water     
MWP - Mean Wind - Port Sensor (Direction)     
OSD - Own Ship Data (Ship course & speed)     
VTG - Track made good and ground speed     
VWR - Relative wind speed and angle     
Boats
TypeHPLengthMax. PersonsComments
Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat (RHIB)  90 18'  4  
Additional Capabilities
Fume Hood  

Deck Equipment

Winch – Trawl (A-Frame)
QUANTITY 2
MANUFACTURER Marco
MODEL WT292
DRIVE Hydraulic
MAX. PULL  
MAX. DEPTH  
DRUM CAPACITY 2,200m of 5/8" or 1,800m of ¾"
TYPE OF CABLE INSTALLED  
LENGTH OF CABLE ON THE DRUM  
LOCATION 01 Deck, Aft, Port and Starboard

Winch – CTD (J-Frame)
QUANTITY 1
MANUFACTURER Markey
MODEL DESH-5
DRIVE Electronically Controlled DC motor and brake
MAX. PULL  
MAX. DEPTH 10,000 m
DRUM CAPACITY 10,000m of .322" EM cable
TYPE OF CABLE INSTALLED .322" EM cable
LENGTH OF CABLE ON THE DRUM  
LOCATION 01 Deck, Aft Centerline

Winch – Bongo, Neuston
Quantity 1
Manufacturer Markey
Model COM-7 
Drive Electronically Controlled DC motor and brake
Max. Pull  
Max. Depth 2,000 m
Drum Capacity 2,000m of .322" conductor cable
Type of Cable Installed .322" conductor cable
Length of Cable on the drum  
Location 01 Deck, Aft Port side
Crane, Telescopic Boom
Quantity 1 1
Manufacturer HIAB Hydro Pro
Model HIAB 200 HP46/18KE 
Boom Length 45 ft. 45 ft.
Lifting Capacity 3,500 lbs. at 16.3 ft. 18,000 lbs.
Location 02 Deck, Port, Amidships 1 Deck, centerline aft 
A Frame
QUANTITY 1
TYPE Moveable
CLEARANCE OVER THE SIDE  
VERTICAL CLEARANCE  
SAFE WORKING LOAD 10,000 lbs.
LOCATION 1 Deck Aft 

J Frame
Quantity 1
Type Moveable
Clearance over the side  
Vertical Clearance  
Safe Working Load 3500 lbs.
Location 01 Deck Aft Port  
Anchor - Bow
Quantity 2
Type Stockless
Weight 3500 lbs.
Port Anchor Chain Length 120 fathoms
Starboard Anchor Chain Length 105 fathoms
Boat Davit
QuantityManufacturerModelHoist Cap.LocationBoat Type
1 Allied Systems Co. Davit 5000 5,300 lbs. 02 Deck Starboard Amidships RHIB, Single Point

Medical Facilities

One medical treatment room containing one berth for patients. Emergency and first-aid equipment aboard, administered by designated vessel personnel. 2 MedPIC’s aboard 

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