Florida Institute of Oceanography



RV Bellows Ship Specifications


  • Length 71 FT
  • Fuel Capacity 3000
  • Beam 20 FT
  • Potable Water 1500
  • Draft 4 FT
  • Endurance 10 DAYS
  • Cruising 8.5 Kts
  • Crew 3
  • Range 1200 Nm
  • Scientists 10

Main Propulsion System

  • (2) GM 6-71 diesel engines, 400 HP total,through Allison marine gears.

Electrical System

  • (2) Detroit 3-71 diesels with 40 KW, 120/208 V, 3 phase generators.

Communication Equipment

  • (1) ICOM M700 SSB Transceiver
  • (1) Stevens SEA 222 SSB Transceiver
  • (1) ICOM M125 VHF Transceiver
  • (1) ICOM M502 VHF Transceiver
  • (1) Furuno DFAX Weather FAX Receiver
  • (1) WaveCall 2100RM Satellite Telephone with Data & Voice capability
  • (1) Motorola 120E Cellular Telephone

Navigation Equipment

  • (2) Northstar 941X Differential GPS
  • (1) M800 Northstar LORAN C
  • (1) Furuno 1411 72-NM Color Radar
  • (1) Furuno 1941 48-NM Radar with video chart display and electronic plotter

Echo Sounders

  • (1) Furuno FE 881 MK II Depth Recorder
  • (1) Furuno FCV 292 Color Depth Sounder, with 50 Meter capability

Winches

  • (1) Hydraulic CTD Winch, with 500 meters of .322", 3-conductor cable
  • (1) Hydraulic Trawling Winch, with 1,800 meters of 5/16" cable
  • (1) Hydraulic Hydrographic Winch, with 1,800 meters of 3/16" cable
  • (1) Auxiliary Davit Winch on 01 Deck, for small boat deployment & special applications
  • Other Winches and cable sizes provided on request

U-Frame

  • Stern location, 14 ft wide x 16 ft high, hydraulically driven with a travel distance 3 ft fore, and 3 ft aft.

A-Frame

  • Starboard aft; width 6 ft, height 10 ft, fixed with 2x6 ft hero platform.

Side Boom

  • Starboard side extending 13 ft for plankton/neuston tows.

Work Boats

  • 13 ft Boston Whaler, 25 hp outboard; 12 ft Inflatable with 15 hp outboard available upon request. Quarters
  • 10 berths for scientists
  • 3 berths for crew
  • 2 heads with showers
  • Fully air-conditioned living spaces

Work Area

  • 185 sq. ft. dry/wet air conditioned 12' x 14' laboratory, refrigerator/freezer space; Salt water system; 275 sq. ft. afterdeck area. Scientific Storage
  • 600 cu.ft. in Wet Lab.

Scientific Equipment

  • (3) Sea-Bird SBE-25 CTDs (optional instrumentation available upon request)
  • (1) Sea-Bird SBE-32 Carousel Water sampler;(5 liter max. bottle size)
  • Niskin Bottles (1.7, 5, 8, 30 liter sizes available)
  • Bathysystems XBT Launchers
  • Various Sediment Grabs & Coring Devices available

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