110 foot Bering Sea and Sub-arctic Research Vessel
01-01-2014 Coastwise Corporation has completed the concept design of a new research vessel for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. This vessel is intended to provide fisheries research and test fishing capability to the department throughout the Gulf of Alaska, Aleutian Chain, and the Bering Sea. The vessel will be capable of full operation in winter and reduced operation in light sea ice conditions.
The 110 foot long by 34 foot wide steel research vessel will be an uninspected research vessel, less than 300 gross tons, but will be designed to meet the safety standards of larger research vessels. The vessel is designed to trawl or pot fish to capture its own research specimens. After capture, specimens are sorted and returned to the sea or placed in the wet hold, dry hold, or freezers and analyzed using the vessel's scientific capabilities in the wet laboratory space.
The vessel's aft deck can be easily reconfigured to accommodate other Alaskan fisheries and mammal research projects, such as deploying underwater equipment, skiff operations, and remote camp supply operations. Up to 12 scientific personnel can be accommodated in two person state rooms and researchers will use a dedicated computer laboratory and fully integrated local area networks for data analysis.
Coastwise Corporation was selected for this effort based on our extensive knowledge of Alaska area fishing and research operations and for our design of Arctic environment steel vessels. Detailed design of this vessel is currently underway. For further information about Arctic research vessels, or other Alaskan steel vessel designs, please contact Coastwise Corporation at (907) 929-3148.
About Coastwise Corporation
Coastwise Corporation is a naval architecture/marine engineering firm in operation since 1989. The company provides professional vessel design, marine structural and marine systems engineering, and water borne transportation analysis to both public and private clients. Coastwise specializes in designing vessels and marine systems that successfully and efficiently operate in demanding marine environments.