Ships → Mudpuppy II

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Name: Mudpuppy II
Captain: Bonem, Joe
Length: 33 feet
Beam: 8.5 feet
Draft: 2 feet
Speed: 30 knots
Displacement: 6.5 tons
Hull: Aluminum, semi-V landing craft
Year: 2010

Comments:

The Research Vessel Mudpuppy II is a 33 foot shallow draft vessel, specifically designed for studies to determine the nature and extent of contaminated sediment in the Great Lakes basin. For more information about the Mudpuppy's specialized work, see the following page on the USEPA's Great Lakes National Program web site: http://www.epa.gov/glnpo/sediment/mudwork

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Crew Size ( inc. Captain ): 3
Number of Scientists Vessel can Accommodate: 3
Field Season: April to November
Operation Days / Year: 65
Schedule Finalized in: March (spring cruises); August (fall cruises)

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Science Officer in Crew?:
Crew Provides Onboard Science Support?:
Payment In Kind? Time on Another Ship?
Fuel as a type of "Payment in Kind"?
Needed Equipment as a type of "Payment In Kind"?
"Piggyback" Research Permitted When Possible?
Encourage Crosstraining other Agencies with Vessel and Crew?
Vessel made available to outside Researchers?

Outside Research Payment: No
Electrical Power: 230V 3 phase on deck, 115V in cabin
Water Supplies: raw water
Refrigerators / Freezers:
Incubators / Water Baths:
Vacuum Pumps: 1 available
P.H. Meters:
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Conductivity:
Lab Space: work tables on bow
Other:
Radar: Raymarine 2KW pathfinder dome
GPS: Raymarine chartplotter, Trimble Pro XRS GPS
Radio: Raymarine Ray218 VHF
Depth Sounders: Raymarine CP570 chirp sonar
Other:
Winches / Cranes: Maxilift 200.3 hydraulic crane with winch. 1000 pound capacity, 150 max depth.
CTD`s BT`s:
Niskin Bottles: 1 available
Corers: Rossfelder P3 vibracorer, Gomex box corer
Grabs: Ponar, Ekman, Petersen
Other:
Trawl Nets:
Plankton Nets:
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Wind Speed / Direction: Raymarine ST60 wind instrument
Thermometer: Rel. Humid./Temp.monitor(thermo./Hygro.)
Barometer:
Other:
Institution Required Certification:
Certification Captain: Master 100 ton, 40 HR HAZWOPR, Class A CDL
Certification Crew: 40 HR HAZWOPR, Class A CDL
Certification Engineer:
Home Port: Bay City, Michigan
Home Port Lake: Lake Huron
Institution: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Great Lakes National Program Office
Contact Name: Mary Beth Ross
Address: U.S. EPA, 77 West Jackson Blvd., G-17J
City: Chicago
State / Province: Illinois
Country: United States
Postal / Zip Code: 60604
Phone: (312) 886-2253
Fax: (312) 353 - 2018
Email: Giancarlo.Marybeth@epa.gov
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