<p>Aft view on the R/V <em>Atlantic Explorer.</em></p>

Aft view on the R/V Atlantic Explorer.

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	Main lab facing aft.</p>

Main lab facing aft.

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	Aft lab facing aft.</p>

Aft lab facing aft.

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	Forward facing lab. </p>

Forward facing lab. 

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	Shared use UNOLS isotope lab van.</p>

Shared use UNOLS isotope lab van.

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	CTD hanger facing aft.</p>

CTD hanger facing aft.

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	Teaching lab facing aft.</p>

Teaching lab facing aft.

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	Marine Technician recording data. </p>

Marine Technician recording data. 

The R/V Atlantic Explorer is owned and operated by the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS) in compliance with U.S. Coast Guard, UNOLS, and American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) regulations as an uninspected research vessel. 

Length: 170'

Beam: 38' 0"

Draft: 11' 6"

Gross Tonnage: 299 (GRT), 861 (ITC)

Net Tonnage: 203 (NRT), 258 (ITC)

Cruising Speed: 10 knots

Cruising Range: 5,500 nautical miles

View all of the R/V Atlantic Explorer's features by viewing the general arrangement drawings diagram. Click here for detailed ship specifications.

General Arrangement Drawings

Other Drawings & Photos

Deck Equipment

Working Deck Area:

  • Main Deck 1550 ft2
  • 01 Deck 440 ft2
  • 02 Deck 340 ft2
  • 2ft x 2ft grid of treaded sockets for bolting down modular equipment

Overboarding Equipment:

  • Stern A-Frame Size 40' h x 22' w Outreach 18 Feet Capacity 20 tons – tested to 10 tons
  • Starboard A-Frame Size 19' h x 10' w Outreach 9 Feet Capacity 7.5 tons – tested to 5 tons
  • Appleton KEB70-45-31 Crane

Winches:

  • Hydrographic - Model: MARKEY DUSH 4 - 10,000 M 1/4" of Hydro Wire
  • Mooring Winch Model: TSE - Model SPD-70, 600 m 1/2" of Wire or Line
  • CTD Winch Model: MARKEY DUSH - 5 Research Winch, 10,000 m of .322" CTD cable with 4-channel Slip Ring. 
  • General Purpose D.E.M.E. Lifting Winch Model: 20 series, 350 m 5/8" Wire or Line
  • General Purpose Markey Machinery Model: COM7 2000 m of ¼” Phillystrand Spectra
  • General Purpose Markey Machinery Model: COM7 2000 m of .322” EM cable
  • General Purpose Lyons Shipyard Pedestal Winch 250m of ¼” Line


Scientific Equipment

  • CTD – Seabird 9/11 Plus – 6,800m maximum depth; Includes Temperature, Conductivity, Dissolved Oxygen, Transmissivity, Fluorometer, and Photosynthetically Available Radiation Sensors
  • Flow through seawater system – SBE 21 Thermosalinograph and Turner 10-AU Flurometer in-line
  • UNOLS Mobile Radioisotope Laboratory Van
  • Meteorological Instruments; Includes Temperature, Humidity, Wind Speed and Direction and Radiometers 
  • Laboratory Grade Water: Millipore Elix-5 RO and Millipore Academic system
  • Knudsen echo sounder operating at 12kHz and 3.5kHz
  • RDI Ocean Surveyor 75kHz Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler
  • Straza Tower available for integrating additional equipment