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All American Marine Launches New Research Vessel for NOAA

by providing an extremely capable, multi-mission platform for NOAA and our partners,” said Stan Rogers, Sanctuary Superintendent, “All American Marine has built a vessel specifically for our mission requirements, and we can’t wait to begin delivering results.”Powered by twin Cummins QSC8.3 engines with twin propellers, the custom vessel delivers remarkable fuel efficiency, according to AAM.Onboard the vessel, there is approximately 250 square feet of working space on the aft deck, with a complete complement of working gear and a grid of deck sockets. The deck sockets are spaced

AAM to Build Research Vessel for NOAA Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary

integration of a wave piercer that is positioned between the catamaran sponsons to break up wave action and ensure reduced drag while conducting research missions. For the operator, one of the most valuable features of this vessel is the excellent fuel economy, AAM says.Powered by twin Cummins QSC8.3 engines with twin propellers, this custom vessel will serve as a valuable asset for NOAA’s specific mission off Coastal Georgia. The vessel will host a variety of research missions and visiting scientists concentrating on seafloor mapping, habitat characterizati

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AAM Launches 50’ Research Vessel for NOAA

of a wave piercer that is positioned between the catamaran sponsons to break up wave action and ensure reduced drag while conducting research missions in and around the Olympic Peninsula region. The catamaran is also highly stable and has outstanding seakeeping ability, the builder said. Powered by twin Cummins QSC8.3 engines with twin propellers, the vessel offers excellent fuel efficiency, AAM added. “All American Marine worked diligently with Teknicraft to design a flexible platform that could quickly and easily be reconfigured depending on the current mission. This feature was critical for

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Converted Patrol Boat Becomes a Research Vessel for USM

include a 1,000 lb. lift crane, 850 lb. davit, retractable awning over aft deck and Zipwake dynamic trim control system. The vessel's generator, radar and multifunction display were replaced along with its life raft and firefighting equipment. Among other updates, the waterjets were repaired and Cummins QSM11 inboard diesel powertrain was aligned, and the entire exterior and bottom of the vessel was blasted and painted. “USM was very involved with every design and outfitting detail and the spirit of teamwork with the university has been fantastic. This refurbishment has helped to extend

Chartwell Marine selected to design and specify build for new low emission university research vessel, in collaboration with BAE Systems and Derecktor Shipyards. Image: Chartwell

Derecktor Wins Deal to Build Hybrid RVl for University of Vermont

first hybrid research vessel, a project which brings together Derecktor Shipyards, BAE Systems and Chartwell Marine.The 19-meter catamaran will be designed for low-emission, low-fuel-burn operations and is set for launch in April 2022. Chartwell Marine’s hybrid design, which is powered by two Cummins QSB 6.7m 306hp diesel engines and two BAE AC traction motors, will provide the University with a new research and instruction platform to facilitate its advanced research operation. The hybrid propulsion method will enable all-electric operation for trips less than two hours in duration, which represents

The 54 x 16.5-foot Research Vesssel Elakha which was built in 2001 at Rozema Boat Works, recently repowered with Cummins engines. Photo: Alan Haig/Brown/Cummins

Elakha: The Repowering of OSU's Valued Research Vessel

, Captain Jeff Lawrence, describes the process very well:“…As part of this evaluation we contacted Scott Graff at Curry Marine.  In just a few short days Scott came up with a great package for our project that checked every box on our needs list.  we decided to go with a new tier 3 Cummins QSM 11 610hp engine A ZF360A 2.44:1 marine gear and Glendinning ECS controls.“On February 28, 2020 the R/V Elakha made her way up the Yaquina river to the Port of Toledo Boat Yard at Toledo Oregon to be hauled out and the re-power begun. After a week’s time the old engine and gears were

A custom 38-foot Defiant-class welded aluminum monohull pilothouse vessel will be carried aboard the recently-launched R/V OceanXplorer (Photo: Andy Mann, OceanX)

Metal Shark Builds Custom Tender for R/V OceanXplorer

station with two 50-liter cylinders was added below deck, along with crew accommodations including a climate controlled cabin with air conditioning and heat, head with fresh water shower and tankless water heater, water maker filtration system, and a custom berth with IT rack beneath.Powered by twin Cummins QSB 6.7 550 HP diesel inboards mated to Hamilton HJ 292 water jets with Blue Arrow controls, the 38 Defiant demonstrates pinpoint maneuverability at all speeds, while the JETanchor system assists with station-keeping and also offers a “virtual anchor” mode. The choice of diesel power

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All American Marine to Build NOAA Research Vessel

wave action and ensure reduced drag while conducting research missions in and around the Olympic Peninsula region. The catamaran is also highly stable and has outstanding seakeeping ability. For the operator, one of the most valuable features of this vessel is the excellent fuel economy. Powered by twin Cummins QSC8.3 engines with twin propellers, this custom vessel will serve as a valuable asset for NOAA’s specific mission. The vessel will host a variety of research missions and visiting scientists concentrating on seafloor mapping, habitat characterization, data collection, and the monitoring of

ASV BEN (Bathymetric Explorer and Navigator) is a custom prototype built by SV Global Unmanned Marine System for University of New Hampshire’s Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping. ASV BEN has a state-of-the art seafloor mapping system that can map depths reaching 650 feet. (Photo: Ocean Exploration Trust)

Searching for Shipwrecks

but through innovative education and outreach programs, these scientists share the sanctuary's incredible underwater treasures with the world.”NOAA’s R/V Storm waits for ASV BEN to leave the Rogers City marina to start mapping operations in Lake Huron during the expedition. (Photo: David Cummins/Alpena Community College)Why explore Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary?Located in Lake Huron, NOAA’s Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary was established in 2000 to protect one of the nation’s most historically significant collections of shipwrecks. In 2014, the sanctuary expanded

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