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Marine Operations

Specifications

Oscar Elton Sette Specifications (OMAO , pdf, 136.94 KB)

Design Specifications
Designer Halter Marine
Builder Halter Marine, Inc., Moss Point, MS
Launched Sep 23, 1987
Delivered June 5, 1992 
Commissioned Jan 23, 2003
Length 224 ft.
Breadth 43 ft.
Draft 16.6 ft.
Depth to Main Deck 22 ft.
Hull Description Welded Steel
Displacement 2014 tons
Speed & Endurance
Emergency Speed 11 knots
Cruising Speed 10 knots
Range 17,487 nm
Endurance 60 days
Endurance Constraint Food
Maximum Complement
Commissioned Officers/Mates 5
Engineers, Licensed 3
Engineer, Unlicensed 2
Deck 6
Survey 1
Stewards 3
Electronic Technicians 1
USPHS Medical Officer 1
Total Crew 22
Scientists 20
Berthing
Single Staterooms 12
Double Staterooms 10
Four-person Staterooms 1
Six-Person Staterooms 1
Total Berths 42
Food Service Seating Capacity
Forward Mess Room 6
Aft Mess Room 24
Ship's Navigational Equipment
RADARS (X AND S BAND) Furuno / MU-231CR / 2 / Bridge 
GPS AND DGPS Furuno / GP-90 / 2 / Bridge Northstar / 951x / 1 / Bridge 
GYRO COMPASS Meridian Standard / 2 / Bridge 
DEEPWATER AND SHALLOW NAVIGATIONAL ECHOSOUNDERS
  • Simrad / EK-60, ES-60 / Bridge
  • Furuno / FE-700 / 1 / Bridge
ECDIS Transas / ES 4 / 2 / Bridge 
Other Coastal Explorer / 1 / Bridge 

Scientist's Navigational Equipment
GPS and DGPS
  • Furuno / GP-90 / 2 / Bridge
  • Northstar / 951x / 1 / Bridge
Gyro Compass Meridian Standard / 2 / Bridge
Deepwater and Shallow Navigational echosounders
  • EK-60: 38 kHz, 70 kHz, 120 kHz, 200 kHz / 1 / Scientific Computer Lab
  • ES-60 70Khz, 200Khz / 1 / Scientific Computer Lab
Charting Program with Ship’s Position Nobletech / 1 / Scientific Computer Lab
Laboratory Spaces and Other Scientific Spaces
TypeLocationFt.2Description
Dry Lab  01 Deck Aft 100 Computer Lab, Counter Space 
Electronics/Computer Lab  01 Deck  100 Location of data acquisition computers 
Hydro Lab  01 Deck Aft 50 Flammable Locker, Acids Locker, Storage Closet 
Scientific Freezer  Wet Lab/ Bio Chem Lab  50
  • -20 Deg. Large area for biologic specimens
  • -20 Deg. Small area for chemicals in Hydro-Chem Lab 
Store Room  01 Deck STBD Side  50 Scientific Storage Locker, Shelf Space 
Wet Lab  Main Deck Aft  150 Sink, Stainless Steel Cutting Table 
Scientific Data Collection Systems and Supportable Operations
Acoustic Current Doppler Profilier (ADCP)  38 kHz Transducer located on the Transducer Pod located on the hull. Deck unit located in the E-lab. 
Automated Underwater Vehicles (AUV) Support Yes. Wet Lab, Scientific Computer Lab 
Conductivity, Temp., Depth (CTD) With Water Samples Seabird 9-11+. 12 10L bottles for sampling Dual Seabird DO sensors. Seapoint fluorometer. Wet Lab fluorometer 
Conductivity, Temp., Depth (CTD) Without Water Samples Seabird 9-11+. Dual Seabird DO sensors. Seapoint fluorometer. Wet Lab fluorometer 
Dive Team Equipped Yes. 4 NOAA Working Divers 
Expendable BathyThermographs (XBT) Capable  Sippican XBT. Launcher on Trawl Deck. Deck unit and data acquisition computer in Wet Lab 
Mooring Deployment/Recovery Capable Yes 
Plankton Gear Deployement Yes. Deployed from Starboard Side J frame 
Remote Operated Vehicles (ROVs) Support Yes. Wet Lab, Scientific Computer Lab 
Scientific Computer System Equipped SCS 4.7.0 Two servers 
Scientific Diver Support Yes 
Thermosalinograph SBE 45 and SBE 21 both installed in the Scientific Seawater System. 
Trawl Fishing Capable Yes. Two trawl winches located on 01 Deck, and net reel located on Trawl Deck 
Trawl Sensor Equipped Netmind system. Temperature and Depth transmitted acoustically during trawl 
Data Collected by the Ship's Scientific Computer System (SCS) in the Standard Configuration
DescriptionUnitsData Source
DPT - Depth of Water with transducer offset  meters 5m offset. EK-60, ES-60 
GLL - Geographic Position (Lat/Lon)  Deg.  Northstar GPS 
HDG - Heading (Deviation and Variation)  Deg.  Gyro 
HDT - Heading (True)  Deg.  Gyro 
VTG - Track made good and ground speed  KTS Northstar GPS 
VTG Version 1 (TC, MC, SOG, STW, etc)  KTS Northstar GPS 
VWR - Relative wind speed and angle  KTS, Deg.  RM Young Windbird 
ZDA - Time and Date (UTC. d. m, yr, TZ)  hh:m m:ss  Symmetricom time server 
Z--DBS - Depth below Surface DBS tag fields  meters ES-60, EK-60 
Boats
TypeHPLengthMax. PersonsComments
Rescue Boat (SOLAS Approved)  315 22  6  
Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat (RHIB)  115 17 7  
Inflatable (non RHIB) Boat  50 18 11  

Deck Equipment

Winch – CTD (J-Frame)
Quantity 1
Manufacturer Markey
Model DESH-5
Drive Hydraulic 
Max. Pull 14,700 lbs.
Max. Depth 2000 m
Drum Capacity 2000 m
Type of Cable Installed 3/8" conductor cable
Length of Cable on the drum 2000 m
Location O1 Deck, Starboard Side, Amidships
Winch – Trawl
QUANTITY 2
MANUFACTURER Marco
MODEL Wt202
DRIVE Hydraulic
MAX. PULL 57,300 lbs.
MAX. DEPTH 5000 m
DRUM CAPACITY 5,000m of 5/8" steel wire
TYPE OF CABLE INSTALLED 5/8" steel wire
LENGTH OF DRUM CABLE 5000 m
LOCATION O1 Deck, Port and Starboard Side, Amidships

Winch – Oceanographic (J-Frame)
Quantity 1
Manufacturer Markey
Model DESH-3
Drive Hydraulic
Max. Pull 15,380 lbs.
Max. Depth 8000 m
Drum Capacity 8,000 m
Type of Cable Installed 3/8" conductor cable
Length of Drum Cable 8000 m
Location Main Deck, Port Side, Amidships
Crane, Articulating
QuantityManufacturerModelBoom LengthLifting CapacityLocation
1 Alaska Marine Crane MCK-1846  46 ft. 24,000 lbs. max – 6600 at full extension Fantail, Starboard Side
1 Alaska Marine Crane MCK-1250  50 ft. 20,000 lbs. max – 2100 at full extension O2 Deck, Port Side, Amidships
A Frame 
QUANTITY 1
TYPE Moveable
CLEARANCE OVER THE SIDE 10 ft.
HORIZONTAL CLEARANCE 8 ft.
SAFE WORKING LOAD 10,000 lbs.
LOCATION Trawl Deck, Aft 

J Frame 
Quantity 2
Type Moveable
Clearance over the side 10 ft.
Horizontal Clearance 6 ft.
Safe Working Load 3,500 lbs.
Location Starboard side O1 Deck Amidships, Port side Main Deck Amidships
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 Schat-Harding  Gravity 8360 lbs. 02 Deck, Starboard Side  22' Zodiac
Additional Capabilities
Access to Clean Electrical Power Yes, Clean Power Generator 
Compressed Air Yes

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 onboard. 

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