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Schedules can be found at http://www.lumcon.edu/pelican/schedule.pdf
The R/V Pelican was built in 1985 at Allied Shipyard in LaRose, Louisiana with funds provided by the State of Louisiana. The vessel is owned by LUMCON and is operated out of the Marine Center in Cocodrie, LA. In 2003, the R/V Pelican underwent a refit upgrading most of the scientific equipment onboard and adding an additional ten feet to the stern. The R/V Pelican was designed and outfitted to conduct a variety of oceanographic research missions. The reliability, utility and seaworthiness of the vessel have been well demonstrated. The R/V Pelican has successfully conducted scientific trawling, large box core sampling, thirty foot piston cores, shallow seismic surveys, current meter array and benthic boundary array deployment and recovery. Plankton sampling, hydrographic casts with CTD-rosette systems and underway sampling with towed water sampling systems have also been successfully conducted. The R/V Pelican is operated as an Oceanographic Research Vessel as designated by the United States Coast Guard and is maintained as an American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) Class A-1+, AMS vessel. The Consortium is a member of the Universities National Oceanographic Laboratory System and the Pelican is a designated UNOLS vessel. Revenues generated by the operation of the vessel support the R/V Pelican. The vessel is available for legitimate research and education programs of Consortium members, state and federal agencies and other non-profit groups and Oceanographic industries.
Joe Malbrough
Louisiana University Marine Consortium
8124 Hwy 56, Chauvin, La 70344
(504) 851-2800
Ship TypeResearch Vessel
Operating Area
Endurance18 days
Crusing SpeedManeuvering speed 0-9 knots, Maximum sustained speed 9.2 knots
Lab SpaceWet lab- 273 ft², Dry lab- 124 ft², Bottle lab- 56 ft², Electronics lab- 100 ft²
Power Availability
Berthing Space16: The number in the ship's crew increases and the scientific crew decreases when occupying stations where extra crew is required for running deck equipment
Deck SpaceUpper: 936 ft², Main: 1,056 ft² of open After After deck and about 1000 ft² of interior deck space forward; Lower: Steering compartment After, engine room midships, and crew/scientific berthing and ship stores forward; After: 1200 ft²
Telemetry Available
29 Mar 2010 14:40