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Ship Support : Ka‘imikai-o-Kanaloa Pisces launch from KOK

Maintained & operated by
the University Marine Center

GENERAL DATA

  • Built: 1979 (Mod.1993)
  • Length: (LOA) 223'
  • Beam: 38'
  • Draft: 13'6"
  • Gross Tonnage: 259
  • Displacement: 1,961 tons
  • Speed:
    • Cruising: 10 knots
    • Full: 11 knots
    • Minimum: 1 knot
  • Range: 15,000NM (60 Days -Fuel)
  • Fuel Capacity: 175,744 Gal.
  • Endurance: 50 days (Food stores & fresh water)
  • Fresh Water Capacity: 53,038 Gal.
  • Watermaker: 3,900 GPD
  • Crews
    • Ship's Crew: 14
    • Science Crew: 19
      • Scientists: 10
      • Pisces V: 6
      • ROV: 3
  • Ownership: State of Hawaii
  • State ID.#: HA-343-XS

FACILITIES

  • Laboratories
    • Rock: 303 sq. ft.
    • Wet: 300 sq. ft.
    • Clean: 150 sq. ft.
    • Dry: 300 sq.ft.
  • Conference Room: 256 sq. ft
  • Hangar: 1332 sq. ft.
  • Incinerator: None.
  • Sewage System: Red Fox Marine Sanitation Device (RF-750M)
  • Deck plans of KOK (available via the University Marine Center )

ENGINEERING

  • Main Engines: (2) Detroit Diesel (16D-149TI) 1035 SPH (ea)
  • Bow Thruster: 1000 HP (Electric, Derated to 250 HP)
  • Service Generator: 1-250KW 12V71 Detroit Diesel (HOTEL)
  • Auxiliary Generator: 1-150KW 8V71 Detroit Diesel
  • Propellers: Twin-Fixed Pitch
    Diesel electric (scr) drive with 1000 shaft horsepower per shaft.

SCIENTIFIC CAPABILITIES

  • Primarily designed as support ship for UH manned submersibles (Pisces IV & Pisces V ) and an ROV .
  • Also capable of conducting research in biology and chemistry.
  • CTD capable.
  • SeaBeam A SeaBeam 3012 Phase 1 hybrid multibeam sonar bathymetric mapping system is installed aboard R/V Ka‘imikai-o-Kanaloa. It was designed and manufactured by L-3 Communications/Klein Associates of Salem, New Hampshire in collaboration with L-3 ELAC/Nautik of Kiel, Germany. The system is capable of acoustically charting the seafloor peaks and valleys with complete high-resolution coverage to depths of 11,000 meters (nearly 7 miles deep). A near real-time contour plot for the current swath is produced, and the digital data are recorded for later post-processing on the shipboard Silicon Graphics UNIX workstations. Some applications of this technology are: hydrographic charting for hazards to navigation, search and recovery operations, submersible support, marine resource exploration, scientific research, and location of seamounts as natural fish aggregation devices.
  • Winches
    • Northern Line coring winch (Model 3355-EHAOW);
    • 24.7 mm double armored electro-optical cable (ROV Umbilical).
    • Markey DUSH-6 Hydrographic Winch with capacity of 7,000M of .322 three conductor cable.
  • Stern A-Frame: Moveable (15 ton capacity)
  • Cranes
    • 1 Pitman Crane (02 Deck) with capacity - 10,000 lbs.,
    • 1 Aurora 45F Folding crane, Model 45KTNC 10,000 (Main deck aft) with capacity - 40,000 lbs. at 15 ft, 16,200 lbs. at 25 ft and 10,000 lbs at 45 ft.
  • Dark Room and Straza Tower: (4' X 4' square moon pool)

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