Virginia specifications

Owner/operator: Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Gloucester Point, Va.
Designer/builder: JMS Naval Architects, Mystic, Conn./Meridien Maritime Reparation, Matane, Quebec
Dimensions: L: 93’ B: 29’ D: 9’
Mission: Fisheries and oceanographic research vessel
Crew size: Five

Hull:

  • Steel monohull

Propulsion:

  • Cummins QSK19-M 660-hp main engine
  • Finnoy gearbox
  • Veth bow thruster
  • (2) Kohler 99-kW auxiliary gensets
  • Cruising speed: 10 knots

Capacities:

  • Fuel: 8,700 gallons
  • Potable water: 3,000 gallons

Navigation/communications:

  • (2) Furuno FAR-2127-BB radars
  • (2) Furuno TZTL electronic multifunction displays
  • Rose Point Navigation Systems electronic charting software on a Dell embedded box PC
  • Ritchie compass
  • Furuno Class A AIS
  • Simrad AP70 autopilot
  • (2) VHF radios
  • SAILOR FleetBroadband
  • Beier dynamic positioning system

Deck equipment:

  • (2) Hawboldt trawl winches
  • (2) Hawboldt net winches
  • Hawboldt CTD winch
  • Toimil knuckle-boom crane

Additional equipment:

  • CO2 onboard fire suppression
  • (2) MP Pump fire pumps
  • Honeywell Notifier fire alarm system
  • Reverse osmosis system for making fresh water

Classifications:

  • ABS Load Line certificate
  • Letter of designation as an oceanographic research vessel
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