NOAA Marine Science Expansion

U.S. Dept. of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Savannah State University Marine Science Expansion.  Sept. 1, 2009 – August 31, 2011. $449,550. 

Includes replacement of SSU's largest vessel, development of a boat launching ramp on campus, and modifications to the the marine sciences building.

 

 

The new vessel is being built by Newton Boats, Inc. in Slidell, LA.

 

It is a 36-foot vessel for marine sciences research and instruction with USCG certificate of inspection for 22 passengers and 2 crew. It should have close to 155 square feet of aft deck space including that used for installation of stern A-frame/winch and side davit/winch, 100 square feet of interior cabin space, controls mounted in a flybridge and second set of controls against the aft deck cabin, and a separate enclosed head and two bunks not located in the main cabin area.

Other specifications:


  • cabin with short roof             
  • flybridge with upper seating           
  • counters with sink and storage      
  • top hand rails             
  • pilot chair        
  • stern ladder (removable)     
  • bow pulpit / anchor roller     
  • hand rails       
  • hard top          
  • 2- freeman aluminum hatches      
  • flush aluminum engine hatch       
  • bow rails         
  • 6- 12" cleats   
  • marine head manual with lav        
  • 50 gal.  water system w/ shower    
  • 3- rule 2000 bilge pumps    
  • 2- batteries w/ switch panel per engine    
  • 14 circuit breaker switch panel       
  • navigation lights       
  • horn     
  • flood lights     
  • compass         
  • barrier coat     
  • sea trials         
  • 5kw Yanmar gen set with shore power    
  • (2) 300 HP Yanmar 6LP-STC2 diesels with 2.43:1 gears  and oil change kit           
  • all decks are white non-skid           
  • J frame with 200-lb electric winch             
  • back cabin wall with door    
  • keel      
  • chase for data cables
  • 200 gal. aluminum fuel tanks
  • 2- racor 1000 fuel filters
  • operable cabin windows
  • fiberglass exhaust tubing
  • exhaust hose
  • rub rails
  • anti-fouling botttom paint
  • dual stations
  • 2- drippless stuffing boxes
  • 2- rudder collars
  • 2- tiller arms
  • 2- rudder mounts
  • hydraulic ram mount
  • hydraulic steering system
  • s.s. destroyer wheel
  • throttle shift controls
  • control cables
  • 2- s.s. v-strut with skegg
  • 2- 1-3/4" s.s. shaft
  • 2- 1 1/2" s.s. rudder
  • 2- props, nuts, & cotterpins
  • cabin lights
  • fuel contamination sensor
  • mufflers
  • 800-lb. hydraulic winch for 25 foot trawl
  • hydraulic A-frame on stern
  • lower controls back cabin wall
  • roof top a/c for main cabin
  • vhf radio

 

US coast guard construction package: 

  • auto & manual fire protection in engine room w/ auto engine shut-down
  • lightning and bonding package
  • lab tests on hull panels and borings
  • bilge pump annunciator lights
  • hull documentation
  • stability test
  • water tight hatch in bow compartment
  • USCG approved fuel lines
  • exhaust flaps
  • high water alarm
  • USCG rails on upper ans aft deck safety chains on stern
  • USCG collision bulkhead
  • USCG inspected fuel tanks
  • USCG piping of bilge system
  • USCG construction of bulkheads
  • USCG approved plans
  • USCG approved navigation lights
  • USCG inspections during construction
  • air intake shutoffs
  • fuel shutoffs on bridge
  • adult life jackets (20)
  • child life jackets (2)
  • life ring 30" (1)
  • life ring bracket (1)
  • fire extinguisher 10-lb. (3)
  • fire extinguisher bracket (3)
  • man overboard light (2)
  • life raft 12man (1)
  • life raft painter (1)
  • orange smoke (3)
  • red flare (3)
  • flashlight (1)
  • safety box (1)
  • hand bilge pump (1)
  • buckets (3)
  • firstaid kit (1)
  • GPIRB (1)