Kilo Moana

Kilo Moana

The R/V Kilo Moana is a 186’ Small Waterplane Area Twin Hull (SWATH) vessel owned by the U.S. Navy and operated by the University of Hawaii Marine Center. Because of the unique SWATH design, the Kilo Moana is a very stable and comfortable platform from which to conduct oceanographic research. The ship was designed as a multi-purpose oceanographic research vessel with extensive equipment for geophysical (2 multibeam echosounders, subbottom profiler, gravimeter and magnetometer), physical oceanographic (Doppler current profilers, CTDs, pCO2); meteorological and radioisotope research. Over 2500 sq. ft. of space is provided in 8 different laboratories and over 4000 sq. ft. of exterior working space is available on the aft main deck and the forward 01 deck. The Kilo Moana was built in 2001 and commissioned in 2002. The vessel operates out of Honolulu, Hawaii, and has worked throughout the Pacific. The cruising speed is 12 kt., with a minimum speed of less than 1 kt. and station keeping supported by dynamic positioning.

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Specifications


Layout


General Arrangements

Deck 03

Level 03

Deck 02

Level 02

Deck 01

Level 01

Main Deck

Main Deck

Platform 01

Platform 01

Platform 02

Platform 02

Platform 03
Platform 03

Vessel Coordinate Systems

KM Coordinate Systems Outline

KM Coordinate Systems Outline

KM Coordinate Systems Table

KM Coordinate Systems Table

HPR transducer stem

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Stem Sea Chest

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Stem Sea Chest Height

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Stem Sea Chest Opening

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KM Drydock - 2012

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Between the hulls

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Port Bow

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Stbd Bow

 

 

 

 

 

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Stbd Bow

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Between the hulls

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Moon pool.

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Port hull, EM710 pod

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Port hull, EM710 pod, stbd profile

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Port hull, EM710 pod, aft overview

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Port hull, EM710 receive array

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Port hull, EM710 transmit array

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Port hull, EM122 receive array

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Port hull, EM122 transmit array & HPR transducer stem

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Port hull, WH300 ADCP & EA500 transducers

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Port hull, WH300 ADCP & EA500 transducers

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Port hull, HPR Transducer stem valve installation

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Port hull, sea chest

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Port hull, sea chest open

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Port screw and rudder

 

 

 

 

 

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Port screw

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Stbd hull, bow thruster

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Stbd hull, OS38 ADCP & stbd transducer tube

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Stbd hull, bridge echosounder

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Stbd hull, transducer tube

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Stbd hull, sea chest

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Stbd Screw & Rudder

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Stbd Screw

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Stbd Screw

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Stern

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Bridge

Bridge

Main Control Room

Main Control Room

Computer Lab

Computer Lab

Lab No.1

Lab No. 01

Wet Lab

Wet Lab

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Scientific Equipment


Underway Science Seawater Intake

The easiest source of seawater on board the KM is to tap into the ship’s standard science seawater in one of the various labs. This water comes from a suction port about 25’ below the waterline on the forward stbd hull section. It is distributed throughout the ship’s labs via Teflon coated and/or PVC piping (depending on location).

The pumps are March Model TE-8K-MD. The housing is polypropylene and utilizes magnetic drive to eliminate penetration of metal motor shaft and need for a seal. UNC SW piping is polypropylene lined steel flanged pipe. The pipe lining forms a gasket on the flanges.

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Underway Seawater Intake

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Underway Seawater Intake 2

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Underway Seawater Intake Detail

 

 

 

 

 

Data Logging/Processing Computers

  • Linux-based data logging system, SISCON, remote serial data acquisition with UDP data stream to centralized loggers;
  • Backup: Thecus Network Attached Servers with 11 terrabyte RAID level 5 storage (2)
  • Remote Data displays: desktop PCs, laptop PCs, 3 PC104 PCs, & TV monitors (20+)
  • Email Communications: HiSeasNet (VSAT) and Fleet Broadband 500
  • Printers Printer Xerox Phaser 7400 Color Laser Printer, HP DesignJet 800ps 42” plotter

Navigation and Timing Equipment

  • TSS POS/MV 320 – Integrated Inertial Nav and GPS system
  • Furuno GP-150
  • Underwater Navigation: Sonardyne Ranger 2 ultra-short baseline (USBL) system with H7000 transceiver, mounted on a Simrad HL3880 transducer stem with 35 cm gate valve
  • Spectracom NetClock/GPS 9383 Timeservers (2)

Geophysical Sonar Equipment

  • Multibeam – Simrad EM710: 1° x 1° system, 70-100 kHz swath mapping, 10-1800 m depth range
  • Multibeam – Simrad EM122: 1° x 2° system, 12 kHz swath mapping, 300-11,000 m depth range
  • Single-beam Profiler – Simrad EA500 Echo Sounder (38kHz, 200kHz)
  • 4 kHz Sub-Bottom Profiler – Knudsen 3260 deck box + array of sixteen TR-75 Massa transducers
  • Knudsen 3260 deck box also interfaces to a 12 kHz transducer for passive operations such as pinger tracking.
  • The Kilo Moana collects swath bathymetry data every day at sea. Onboard technicians support the multibeam hardware, software, and data acquisition, including QA-QC and archiving. Scientists may also request additional Specialized Services for a mapping specialist to sail on their leg when swath bathymetry/imagery is critical to their cruise objectives and real-time decision making. In such cases, additional sound velocity profiling, shipboard data processing, seafloor imaging and charting will be available customized to their specifications.
  • The multibeam systems include software and computer hardware for survey planning and underway operations, as well as real-time gridding and display of bathymetry and acoustic imagery in the main computer lab. Sonar data acquisition is conducted on Windows workstations using Simrad SIS software. Sonar processing software includes HMRG sonar tools (bathymetry and backscatter processing and charting), the MB-System (bathymetry processing and charting), SAIC Saber (survey planning and area based bathymetry editing) and the Generic Mapping Tools (GMT) package for image manipulation and charting. These systems run on UNIX, Linux and PC workstations devoted to multibeam processing and charting.

Marine Geology and Geophysics Equipment

  • Gravity Meter, Bell BGM-3 Marine Gravimeter
  • Land Gravimeter for land ties, Lacoste R serial # 1
  • Magnetometer, Geometrics Model G-882 Cesium
  • Rectangular dredges**, 18″ x 48″ with a 60″ chain link bag
  • Rock Saw, Model 80BQ Sowers Cut-Off Saw
  • Gravity Coring Equipment,**, capable 20 ft cores & 40 ft cores
  • Ocean Instruments MC-800 eight-station multicorer

**needs advanced planning – Contact UH Marine Center.

Oceanographic Instrumentation

  • RDI 38 kHz and 300 kHz ADCPs with UHDAS acquisition and display software
  • Seabird SBE 9/11plus CTD housing with pressure sensor, rated for 6,800m depth rating, equipped with:
    • 2 Sea-Bird SBE 3P temperature sensors
    • 2 Sea-Bird SBE 4C conductivity sensors
    • 2 Sea-Bird SBE 43 dissolved oxygen sensors
    • Other auxiliary sensors can be included by prior arrangement:
      • Biospherical QSP-2300 log scalar PAR sensor (2,000 m depth rating),
      • Wetlabs ECO FLNTU Chlorophyll Fluorometer & Turbidity sensor (6,000 m depth rating),
      • Seapoint SCF Chlorophyll Fluorometer (6,000 m depth rating),
      • Wetlabs C-Star 25 cm transmissometer (6,000 m depth rating),
      • Applied Microsystems SVPlus sound velocity profiler (5,000 m depth rating).
    • For casts being conducted near the sea bottom an altimeter or a 12 kHz acoustic pinger will be attached to the frame to monitor the package’s height off the sea floor.
    • Water samples can be collected with 12 L PVC sampling bottles with internal Teflon-coated springs. The bottles can be triggered at any depth with a Seabird SBE 32 carousel.
    • 24-bottle and 12-bottle rosette frames are available.
  • Underway scientific seawater system available in Hydro Lab, Chemistry Lab, Wet Lab, Lab 1, Lab 2 and IMET Lab
    • Sea-Bird SBE 45 MicroTSG Thermosalinograph
    • Fluorometer, Turner10-AU-005 (Continuous sea water flow-Benchtop model)
    • Fast repetition rate fluorometer (FRRF)
    • Seawater available in labs
  • General Oceanics Model 8050 underway pCO2 measuring system
  • Sippican MK-21/PC Based XBT system including hand held launcher
  • Barnstead Millipure Deionized Water System
  • Thermo Scientific Revco Elite Plus -86°C freezer, 21 ft3 capacity
  • 4 Cospolich Freezer/Refrigerator units, individually controllable between -17°C and +4°C (total capacity, 19 ft3)

Meteorological Systems

  • Campbell Scientific Micrologger CR3000
  • RM Young Wind Monitor 5016-5 MA, port and starboard
  • 5106 Vaisala PTB220 Barometer (class A)
  • Rotronic Hygromers MP101A-C5 – Humidity Probe
  • RM Young 50203 Precipitation Gauge
  • OSI Optical Range Gauge (ORG)
  • RM Young RTD 41342 Resistive Temperature Device
  • Eppley Precision Spectral Pyranometer (PSP)
  • Eppley Precision Infrared Radiometer (PIR)
  • Biospherical QSR-2200 Scalar Surface Photosynthetically Available Radiation (PAR)

Additional General Purpose Equipment

  • 1 – Benthos 2216 12kHz Pinger
  • Tritech Altimeter PA200/20-6K8
  • Benthos Acoustic Transducer & Deck Box, DS-7000-1; EdgeTech 8011AT Deckbox
  • 2 – OAR VHF radio Beacons;
  • 2 – OAR High Intensity Strobe Flashers
  • Ship has two primary air compressors rated for 200PSI@40.5 CFM each with additional auxiliary capacity available of 125CFM@125PSI.
  • Fisher Scientific Drying Oven, Model 13-246-516GA (3511FS), 1.7 ft3 capacity
  • Misc analog & digital scopes and function generators

Radioisotope Laboratory Van

  • Packard Bioscience Tri-Carb 2900TR liquid scintillation counter and color printer
  • Fume hood (26”x20”)
  • Two refrigerators, 8.7 ft3 each
  • Counter space, 38 ft2

Support Equipment


HANDLING EQUIPMENT

The aft portion of the main deck is configured to carry, launch, and recover equipment over-the stern and over-the-side. Deck equipment is designed to meet ABS certification for lifting gear and 46 CFR requirements. Installation permits a variety of oceanographic operations at sea, including: coring, water sampling, equipment launch and recovery, and array and trawl towing. All working deck areas include deck bolts on a 2’ x 2’ grid pattern for securing itinerant scientific equipment.

STERN U-FRAME

A Dynacon U-Frame is mounted on the transom to launch and recover oceanographic equipment and support cable running from the traction winch. It is designed to handle 30,000 lb. towing load and 20,000 lb. luffing load and reach 12 feet beyond the transom. It is configured for towing .681 electro-optical cable, .680 coaxial cable and 9/16” 3×19 trawl wire.

CRANES AND WINCHES

  • A North American, MCT-2555 heavy lift crane is installed on the port side to load and off load and move equipment around the aft working deck. Depending on boom angle it has max capacity of 8 tons at 35 ft radius and 4 tons at 55 foot radius. SWL of wire is 9820 lbs.
  • A Caley towing crane mounted on the starboard side can launch, tow and recover equipment deployed with cable stored on the integrated Caley heave-compensating, auto-rendering hydrographic winch. This system carries up to 10,000 m of .322 EM wire.
  • A Dynacon traction unit and storage drum are located in the winch and wire rooms on the main deck. The drum can carry 10,000 meters of either .681 electro-optical cable, .680 coaxial cable or 9/16” 3×19 trawl wire. An additional storage drum can be carried on the 02 deck to allow more than one type of wire to be used on a given cruise, though there are limitations on the amount of wire that can be carried on the second drum.

Other Portable Equipment

  • TSE Mooring Winch
  • SeaMac Tow Winch (small)
  • SeaMac Tow Winch (large)
  • DSE Retriever Winch
  • Harken 20″ Block – trace metal free, with wire-out, rate & tension readout. Logging capable.
  • Small capstan, 18″ drum
  • Large capstan, 24″ drum

Photos



KM Drydock - 2012

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Port hull, EM710 pod, stbd profile

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Port hull, EM710 pod, aft overview

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Port hull, EM710 pod, aft end

 

 

 

 

 

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Port hull, EM710 receive array

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Port hull, EM710 transmit array

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Port hull, EM122 receive array

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Port hull, EM122 transmit array & HPR transducer stem

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Port hull, WH300 ADCP & EA500 transducers

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Port hull, WH300 ADCP & EA500 transducers

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Port hull, HPR Transducer stem valve installation

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Port hull, HPR transducer stem

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Port hull, HPR transducer stem

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Port hull, HPR transducer stem

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Port hull, sea chest

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Port hull, sea chest open

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Port screw and rudder

 

 

 

 

 

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Port screw

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Stbd hull, bow thruster

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Stbd hull, OS38 ADCP & stbd transducer tube

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Stbd hull, bridge echosounder

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Stbd Screw & Rudder

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Stbd Screw

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Stbd Screw

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Stem Sea Chest Opening

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Underway seawater intake - 2005

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Underway Seawater Intake

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Underway Seawater Intake 2

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Underway Seawater Intake Detail

 

 

 

 

 

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Bridge

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Main Control Room

Main Control Room

Computer Lab

Computer Lab

Lab No.1

Lab No. 01

Wet Lab

Wet Lab

Mess

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Delivery cruise - 2002

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Ship's Blessing - 2002

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Contact


Kilo Moana:

  • In Port Ship Numbers: (808) 842-9817 | (808) 842-9834
  • Voice: 011-870-773-234249
  • Fax: 011-870-783207825
  • IRIDIUM: 1-480-768-2500 THEN, 881631830418
  • Cell: (808) 864-0065

Kilo Moana Master: master@km.soest.hawaii.edu

Marine Technicians, both out to sea and in port, can be reached via: otg@soest.hawaii.edu