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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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New Research Vessel for Virginia Institute of Marine Science

day rates. The vessel is easily adaptable to evolving scientific research areas such as offshore oil and gas exploration surveys, wind energy development surveys, environmental impact studies, and the servicing of ocean observing systems.Main propulsion is provided by a pair of 660 BHP tier III Cummins QSK 19M engines coupled to a Finnoy 2G27-42FK two–in/one-out marine gear driving a Finnoy 5 blade, 1.95 meter diameter controllable pitch propeller. The propeller turns inside of a Rice thrust nozzle with triple rice rudders for steering. This unique arrangement will provide the capability

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Dive Support Vessel Delivered in Brazil

with associated davit and all necessary dive operations related spaces and equipment. Crew accommodation and operational spaces are finished to a high standard and the layout of machinery and open deck spaces are well thought out to provide safe operations, according to the designer. Four Cummins QSK-19, 660 bhp main engines, coupled to Hamilton HM 521 waterjets through ZF 2000 gearboxes, provide propulsion power to the vessel. The waterjet propulsion has been selected to reduce diver risk. Electrical power is provided by three Cummins QSM 11, 300 ekW gensets plus one Cummins 6BT5.9, 92

The innovative and efficient Incat Crowther design will ensure Sentinel will be on the job for decades (Photo: Vigor)

New Research Vessel Delivered to State of California

galley. Forward of this is the wheelhouse with an additional fold-down berth.   A set of stairs leads from the foredeck to the roof deck, featuring aft control station as well as a rescue boat and dedicated launch and retrieval crane.   The vessel has a service speed of 18 knots with two Cummins QSB 6.7 main engines producing 260kW each.   The Sentinel was named by DWR Director Mark W. Cowin, who is retiring at month’s end after a 36-year career at the Department. Cowin named the vessel to honor the late Laura King Moon, DWR’s former Chief Deputy Director who passed away

RV Meen Shandhani (Photo: Photos: IMC/Bangladesh Department of Fisheries)

FRV for Bangladesh

condensers, and Desmi condenser pumps, are used for the RSW, plate freezer and fish hold refrigeration systems.   Aft of the fish hold are tank spaces, including double-bottom fuel tanks and the RSW tank, and the research vessel’s large machinery space. Propulsion power comes from a single Cummins QSK38-M engine with the heavy duty rating of 1,400 hp at 1,800 rpm. This drives a fixed pitch propeller through a 6:1 reduction Hitachi Nico/Twin Disc MG-5506 gearbox. Mentrade supplied the propeller, stern tube, shafting and rudder package. Engine control and steering systems are from Kobelt.  

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Willard to Build 3 Survey Ships for NOAA

it was awarded a contract to provide the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) with three aluminum hydrographic survey launch ships (HSLs).   The three 28-foot HSLs will be used to conduct oceanographic surveys with hull-mounted and towed sonar units in U.S. coastal waters. A Cummins QSC8.3 engine capable of 510 HP with a ZF Marine 305-2 transmission will be used to power the boats. Outfitted to support traditional manned survey operations, the HSLs will offer additional flexibility to add unmanned autonomous capability. Two Willard Marine HSLs will be built for the 208-foot

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New Research Vessel for University of New Hampshire

mapping systems are telling us about the seafloor and ocean environment.”   The aluminum hull will feature the Teknicraft Design signature hull shape with symmetrical bow, asymmetrical tunnel, and integrated wave piercer. Power for the propeller driven vessel will be provided by a pair of Cummins QSB 6.7 Tier 3 engines rated 250 mhp at 2,600 rpm and auxiliary power will be supplied via a Cummins Onan 21.5kW generator. The suite of deck gear includes a hydraulic A-frame, davit, scientific winch, side mount sonar strut, and moon pool with deployable sonar strut.   Inspiration for the

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Kvichak to Build 48 ft. Foil Research Cat

for years to come,” said Keith Whittemore, Vigor executive vice president of business development. “That’s definitely a mission near and dear to our hearts. The Kvichak team is proud to provide a vessel that will assist in this important work.” The vessel will be powered by Cummins Tier III engines, Hamilton water jets and Twin Disc gears.  Other features include a full service water quality lab, chemical storage locker, 36” x 36” moonpool on the aft deck, AirMar Weather Station 200WX system, two staterooms with one berth each and full galley with settee. Delive

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