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APPENDIX B NOAA VESSELS TABLE B-1 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Vessel Specifications for Vessels that Support Fisheries, Hydrographic, and Oceanographic and Atmospheric Research Specification Class I Class II Class III Class IV Length (ft) 292-302 215 175 133 Ice strengthened Yes No Yes No Displacement (tons) 3,440-4,033 1,920 995 360 Cruise speed (fuel efficient) (kts) 11-13 12 10 8 Range (nautical miles) 10,300 13,800 6,000 2,200 Endurance (days) 28-31 31 23 9 Laboratory 2 facilities (ft ~ Chemistry 0-140 370 -- -- Dry oceanography 105-1,800 -- 150 500 Wet oceanography 120-1S6 320 -- 40 Meteorology 0-180 -- -- -- Gravity 60-180 -- -- -- Photography 100-165 -- -- -- CTD/XBT 0-282 160 -- -- Fish processing -- 384 -- -- Utility -- 288-432 -- -- Medical facility Yes Yes No No Deck machinery Oceanographic winch 3 2 1 1 Deep sea 1 -- -- -- Trawl -- 2 -- -- Crawl/booms 2 5 2 2 A-frames 3 1 1 2 Total berthing 82-121 51 40 20 65

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66 TABLE B-2 Measurement Systems and Equipment Required to Support NOAA- Vessel Requirements s Activity Class I Class II Class III Class IV Data acquisition/processing Hydrographic systems Tide observation systems Obstruction location equipment Precision navigation systems Bathymetric mapping system (multibeam) Water column sampling systems Underway current management systems Meteorological systems Bottom sediment samplers Subbottom profiling Gravity/magnetics Plankton sampling Trawling systems Dredging equipment Seining Long line Gill netting Pots/traps y y N N y y y y y y y y y N N N N N N y N N N y N y y y y N N y y N N N N N y N y y y N y y N N y N N N N N N y N N y N N y N y y N N y N N N N N N NOTE: Y--yes; N--no .