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Henry B. Bigelow
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NOAA Ship Henry B. Bigelow was launched at VT Halter Marine, in Pascagoula, Mississippi on July 8, 2005. Henry B. Bigelow is the second of four new fisheries survey ships to be built by NOAA. Henry B. Bigelow supports NOAA's mission to protect, restore and manage the use of living marine, coastal, and ocean resources through ecosystem-based management. Its primary objective is to study and monitor Northeast Marine Fisheries. The ship also observes weather, sea state, and other environmental conditions, conducts habitat assessments, and surveys marine mammal and marine bird populations.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Ship TypeFishery Survey Vessel
Operating AreaMainly New England
Endurance40 days (Food storage capacity, Fuel capacity)
Crusing Speed12 knots (14 knots maximum)
Lab SpaceFish/wet lab- 602 ft², Chemistry lab- 290 ft², Dry lab- 150 ft², Hydrographic- 96 ft², Scientific freezer- 204 ft², Computer/Acoustic- 495 ft², Preservation alcove- 54 ft²
Power Availability966 hp
Berthing Space15 maximum
Deck Space
Telemetry AvailableShip-to-ship and ship-to-shore voice, fax, and data links are available. 2 Nera Saturn INMARSAT B voice/data channels
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