Vessel Specification

Vessel Details

  • Name: Shearwater
  • Type: Multi-Role Survey
  • Year of Build: 1981
  • Reconfigured, Refit and Repowered: 2011

Dimensions

  • Length: 33 m
  • Beam: 11m
  • Draft: 2.74m
  • GRT: 198
  • NRT: 175
  • Aft Deck: 1175 sq. ft with separate stern rescue deck

Accommodation

  • Berths: 20 including crew
  • Survey Lab: 127 sq ft
  • Processing Office: 72 sq ft

Propulsion and Machinery

  • Main Engines: 2 x 526 HP John Deere Model 6125AFM
  • Propulsion: 2 x Hydraulically driven “Z” Drives (raise/lower/tilt with 360 degree steering)
  • Bow Thruster: Thrustmaster 100 HP
  • Generators: 2 x John Deere Model 6081AFM/Marathon (Magna Plus) 135 Kw

Capacities

  • Desalination System: Up to 900 gallons/day
  • Fresh Water Storage: 5000 gallons
  • Fuel Storage: 13800 gallons
  • Septic: Zero discharge with
  • 2000 gallon holding tank
  • Endurance: 21 days

Fuel Consumption

  • Survey 24hrs: 300 gallons/day
  • Steaming: 500-600 gallons/day
  • Standby at Sea: 70-100 gallons/day

Navigation

  • Radar: Furuno 1944C/NT
  • Furuno 1935
  • Charting System: Garmin 5208 GPS with Chart Plot
  • Auto Pilot: COMNAV
  • Echosounders: Furuno FCV 620 – color in each hull
  • AIS: Furuno FA 150
  • Navtex: Furuno NX700 Survey GPS, Heading and IMU: Applanix POS MV
  • Acoustic Positioning: Moon Pool mounted USBL

Communication

  • VHF: 2 x Icom IC-M504
  • SSB: SEA 245 HF/SSB
  • SART: Sevenstar Electronics S.701
  • Satellite (Phone/Data): Intellian v80G VSAT

Equipment Handling

  • Equipment Moon Pools: Port and Starboard 3 foot diameter moon pools
  • Hydraulic Stern A-Frame: 2 Ton Capacity
  • Can operate as two separate davits
  • Fixed Starboard A-Frame: 5 Ton Capacity
  • Crane: 14 Ton Maximum Capacity
  • 5 Ton w/ single part line
  • 2 Ton at 40’ Extension.
  • Geotechnical Winch: 5 Ton Capacity
  • Survey Equipment Winch: 2500m (11mm diam.) Capacity

Survey Capabilities

  • Hydrography and Geophysics
  • Multibeam and Single Beam Echosounders
  • Side Scan Sonars
  • Subbottom Profilers
  • Boomers
  • Sparkers
  • Mini Air Gun
  • Multi-Channel Streamers
  • Magnetometers and Gradiometers

Benthic and Oceanographic

  • CTD and SVPs
  • Water Sampling Systems
  • Turbidity Monitoring Systems
  • Benthic Grabs
  • Box Corers
  • Drop Down Cameras

Geotechnical

  • 10 to 30’ Pneumatic and Electric Vibracores
  • Mini-CPTs
  • Piston Corers
  • Drop Corers
  • Grab Sampler

Other

  • Deployment and Retrieval of Inspection
  • Class ROVs and Compact AUVs
  • Dive Platform Capable
  • Permanently Installed Networked Server