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Marine Operations

Specifications

Hi'ialakai Specifications (OMAO , pdf, 290.07 KB)

Design Specifications
Designer Tacoma
Builder Tacoma
Launched 1984
Delivered 2002
Commissioned 2004
Length 224 ft.
Breadth 43 ft.
Draft 16' 10"
Depth to Main Deck 20 ft.
Hull Description ABS A5-A0, B, C, D 
Displacement 2285 long tons
Gross Domestic Tons 1493 long tons
Speed & Endurance
Emergency Speed 11.5 knots
Cruising Speed 10 knots
Range 20,232 nm
Endurance 35 days
Endurance Constraint Food
Maximum Complement
Commissioned Officers/Mates 6
Engineers, Licensed 3
Engineer, Unlicensed 3
Deck 9
Survey 1
Stewards 4
Electronic Technicians 1
USPHS Medical Officer 1
Total Crew 28
Scientists 22
Berthing
Single Staterooms 10
Double Staterooms 16
Four-person Staterooms  2
Total Berths 50
Food Service Seating Capacity
Forward Mess Room 8
Aft Mess Room 20
Ship's Navigational Equipment
RADARS (X AND S BAND) Furuno FAR 2807 
GPS AND LIMITED DGPS Furuno GP-90. 
GYRO COMPASS SG Brown, Meridian 
DEEPWATER AND SHALLOW NAVIGATIONAL ECHOSOUNDERS Furuno FE-700 and Furuno FE-720 
ECDIS Transis Navi Sailor 4000 
CHARTING PROGRAM WITH SHIP’S POSITION Nobletech Admiral 11 
GMDSS – SAT C  Furuno FELCOM 15 
GMDSS - VHF Furuno FM-8800S 
GMDSS – MF-HF TRANSCEIVER  Furuno FS-1562-15 
GMDSS – DCS-WATCH RECEIVER  Furuno DSC 60 
GMDSS - TELEX  Furuno IB-581 
GMDSS - NAVTEX  NX-700 

Scientist's Navigational Equipment
GPS and DGPS  DGPS subscription required by visiting party for any station not covered for free.
Charting Program with Ship’s Position 
  • GlobalMapper 14 
  • SAIC ISS 2000 (Upgrade in Progress) 
Multi-beam Echosounder  Kongsberg EM300 and EM3002 
Laboratory Spaces and Other Scientific Spaces
TypeLocationFt.2Description
Dry Lab      
Wet Lab       
Scientific Freezer  Wet Lab   Walk in with rack shelves 
Electronics / Computer Lab       
Scientific Data Collection Systems and Supportable Operations
Acoustic Current Doppler Profilier (ADCP)  Server Room. Teledyne OS75 
Conductivity, Temp., Depth (CTD) With Water Samples Grated Deck. SeaBird Electronics (SBE)SBE9Plus/V11-2 redundant SBE3 and SBE4 temp/cond, SBE32 12 bottle carousel 
Expendable BathyThermographs (XBT) Capable   
Thermosalinograph Wet Lab. SeaBird Electronics (SBE) SBE21, Bow Thruster Room: SBE38 external temp sensor 
Scientific Computer System Equipped Slave available in Dry Lab
Multibeam Equipped for Biological Surveys EM3002 Kongsberg Simrad 
Hyperbaric Chamber Equipped Multi Position Multi Lock Chamber 
Scientific Diver Support  
Dive Team Equipped  
Remote Operated Vehicles (ROVs) Support  
Mooring Deployment/Recovery Capable  
Data Collected by the Ship's Scientific Computer System (SCS) in the Standard Configuration
DescriptionUnitsData Source
DPT - Depth of Water with transducer offset     
HDT - Heading (True)     
VTG - Track made good and ground speed     
VTG Version 1 (TC, MC, SOG, STW, etc)     
ZDA - Time and Date (UTC. d. m, yr, TZ)     
Boats
TypeHPLengthMax. PersonsComments
Rigid Hull  455 29'  10 Metalshark. 6.7 liter Cummins Diesel. PORT Davit 
Rigid Hull  210 26' 10 AMBAR (Silverships). 4 liter Yanmar Diesel. Starboard Davit 
Rigid Hull 90 17' 5 Northwind. Honda outboard. Cradled on fantail 
Rescue Boat (SOLAS Approved)  90 18' 7 AMBAR 550 w/90 HP Honda outboard. Rescue boat davit portside O1 Deck. 

Deck Equipment

Crane, Telescopic Boom
Quantity 1
Manufacturer HydraPro
Model HP46/18KE 
Boom Length 46 ft.
Lifting Capacity 6,600 lbs. @ 46 ft.
Location O2 Deck, Starboard, Amidships
A Frame
QUANTITY 1
TYPE Moveable
CLEARANCE OVER THE SIDE  
HORIZONTAL CLEARANCE  
SAFE WORKING LOAD 22,000 lbs.
LOCATION Fantail aft

J Frame
Quantity 1
Type Moveable
Clearance over the side  
Horizontal Clearance  
Safe Working Load 3500 lbs.
Location O2 Deck Starboard
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
2 VestDavit  HN-9000  9,000 kg (19,800 lbs.)  O2 Deck, Amidships, Port and Starboard  AMBAR, Metalshark 
1 Welin-Lambie  Sabre 8A  1370 kg (2970 lbs.)  O1 Deck, Port, Aft  FRB (AMBAR) 

Medical Facilities

One medical treatment room containing one berth for patient. Emergency and first-aid equipment aboard administered by USPHS medical officer.

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