Munson Delivers 36’ Packcat to Sky Research

press release
Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Beneath choppy Puget Sound waters linger remnants of war that could potentially harm both life and this robust sea-faring industry. During a routine security dive, Port of Seattle divers discovered munitions that date back to World War II.  Munitions were found on six more occasions, the last of which was considered hazardous. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers authorized a time critical removal action to deal with munitions found where cruise ships berthed on Pier 91.

 

Sky Research was contracted to begin a series of surveys using multi-beam, side scan and stationary scanning sonar to produce a higher resolution picture.  Through the innovative use of advanced geophysical and remote sensing technologies, Sky Research has developed an efficient and effective Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) detection methodology. The surveys uncovered 11 discarded military munitions and 212 munitions-related items.

 

Sky Research selected Munson Boats to produce a highly customized multipurpose research vessel designed for multi-diver operations, marine magnetometer data collection, Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) deployments, and marine survey operations including Side Scan Sonar, Scanning Sonar, Sub-Bottom Profiling and Multi-Beam Bathymetry.  One of the primary roles for the new vessel is to collect underwater magnetometer data with the SkyDiver array. The array is made of a reinforced non-metallic fiberglass wing that can carry five magnetometers. The magnetometers detect ferrous metal (iron) objects at or beneath the surface of the seafloor.

 

The new 36’ Munson Packcat has 250 square feet of open deck workspace. The rear deck is equipped with a 1,000 lb capacity stern A-Frame. The bow deck has a 1,000 lb davit with a hydraulic capstan, hydraulic bow door, and dual side doors. For dive operations, locations were provided to mount dive ladders on the bow door, transom swim step, as well as port or starboard side doors. Power is provided by twin Volvo D6 330 HP diesel stern drives producing a 30 mph cruise and 41 mph top speed.

 

The walk around cabin houses the CPU Rack, Garmin 5212 GPS navigation with autopilot, two helm stations and survey work station. The cabin for has heat and air conditioning, galley, head, hot water shower and wireless internet. The SkyDiver high-speed winch is mounted on the roof of the cabin inside a sound proof enclosure.
 

Maritime Reporter April 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Petronas to Deliver LNG from FLNG in Q1 2016

The world's first floating liquefied natural gas (LNG) project, built by Petronas, is expected to supply its first cargoes in the first quarter of 2016, senior

IRS on Talent Acquisition Spree

IRClass, the Leading Ship Classification Society has hired 17 of the brightest and best Naval Architecture students from the elite technical institutes of India.

Royal IHC introduces IHC Workhorse

Royal IHC has announced an extension to its innovative range of vessels with the introduction of the IHC Workhorse. This new design for a hybrid anchor handling

Contracts

IRS on Talent Acquisition Spree

IRClass, the Leading Ship Classification Society has hired 17 of the brightest and best Naval Architecture students from the elite technical institutes of India.

Titan, Svitzer Merger Creates Global Salvage Giant

Svitzer, salvage division of AP Moller-Maersk and Titan Salvage, a division of Crowley Maritime Corp are merging their salvage operations to create a new market leader.

SAAM SMIT Towage Brazil Signs on with Helm

Helm Operations has signed on Brazilian harbor services company SAAM SMIT Towage to its Helm Marine Operations software to manage its billing and dispatch.    SAAM

Shipbuilding

Royal IHC introduces IHC Workhorse

Royal IHC has announced an extension to its innovative range of vessels with the introduction of the IHC Workhorse. This new design for a hybrid anchor handling

Royal IHC Launches Sapura Jade

Royal IHC has named and launched the pipelaying vessel Sapura Jade in a ceremony at the company’s shipyard in Krimpen aan den IJssel, The Netherlands.   The

Siemens Wins Vessel Electrical Installation Contract

Nautilus Minerals Inc. announces that the order for the supply of the entire electrical installation for the production support vessel has been awarded to Siemens International Trading (Shanghai) Ltd.

Workboats

Titan, Svitzer Merger Creates Global Salvage Giant

Svitzer, salvage division of AP Moller-Maersk and Titan Salvage, a division of Crowley Maritime Corp are merging their salvage operations to create a new market leader.

Vane Brothers Welcomes Latest Tug Newbuild

The Vane Brothers Company, a marine transportation provider headquartered in Baltimore, has taken delivery of Kings Point, the latest in a wave of Maryland-built tugboats.

Underway on LNG

On 17 January 1955, Commander Eugene P. Wilkinson, USN, the first Commanding Officer of USS Nautilus (SSN 571) signaled the memorable and historic message “Underway on nuclear power.

Maritime Security

Houthis: Additional US Warships off Yemen Tightens Seige

A senior official in the Iran-allied Houthi movement said the movement of more U.S. warships into waters off Yemen escalates Washington's role in a Saudi-led campaign

Philippines: China Intimidating Its Fishing Boats

Filipino activists denounced China's coast guard on Tuesday for turning water cannon on Philippine fishing boats in disputed waters, near where hundreds of Filipino

UN: EU Should Do More in Med Migrant Crisis

UN refugee agency calls for intra-European solidarity. The U.N. refugee agency on Tuesday urged European leaders to do more to help Greece and Italy cope with

Marine Science

ABS Executive Chairs Forum at Sea Asia

ABS Executive Vice President of Corporate Energy Development Ken Richardson says managing Big Data is critical to the future of offshore. (Singapore) ABS,

Transboundary Oil Pollution Debated in IMO

A working group led by Denmark and Indonesia met in the IMO to consider the need to regulate the issue of transboundary oil pollution, on 13 April, 33 countries

Drydocks World Secures New ISO Certificate

Drydocks World the international service providers to the shipping, offshore, oil, gas and energy sectors won the ISO 3834-2: 2005 certificate for quality requirements

Maritime Safety

Houthis: Additional US Warships off Yemen Tightens Seige

A senior official in the Iran-allied Houthi movement said the movement of more U.S. warships into waters off Yemen escalates Washington's role in a Saudi-led campaign

Philippines: China Intimidating Its Fishing Boats

Filipino activists denounced China's coast guard on Tuesday for turning water cannon on Philippine fishing boats in disputed waters, near where hundreds of Filipino

UN: EU Should Do More in Med Migrant Crisis

UN refugee agency calls for intra-European solidarity. The U.N. refugee agency on Tuesday urged European leaders to do more to help Greece and Italy cope with

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Port Authority Salvage Ship Repair Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.2467 sec (4 req/sec)