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Miller Freeman
STATUS
Operational
AVAILABILITY
Schedules are available through a restricted site. Contact Frank Coluccio at frank.coluccio@noaa.gov, (206) 553-4540, or Operations Division, Marine Operations Center, Pacific, 1801 Fairview Avenue East, Seattle, WA 98102-3767
REQUEST PROCEDURE
http://www.moc.noaa.gov/nf/science/planning.htm
Ships
The Miller Freeman's primary mission is to provide a working platform for the study of the ocean's living resources. The ship is named for Miller Freeman (1875-1955), a publisher who was actively involved in the international management of fish harvests. The ship was launched in 1967, but not fully rigged until 1975. The vessel was again re-rigged in 1982. The Miller Freeman is owned by the United States of America, Department of Commerce's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The ship is operated by NOAA Marine and Aviation Operations.
CONTACT
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
SPECIFICATIONS
Ship TypeFishery and Oceanographic Research Vessel
Operating AreaMiller Freeman is homeported in Seattle, Washington, at the Marine Operations Center. With a 12,578 mile / 31 day endurance, Miller Freeman is capable of operating in any waters of the world.
Endurance31 days (Fuel)
Crusing Speed11 knots
Lab SpaceFish Processing lab- 300 ft², Rough lab- 240 ft², Ocean Chemistry lab 170 ft², Wet lab- 300 ft², Data Plot lab- 220 ft², Autosalinometer Room- 50 ft²
Power Availability2,220 hp
Berthing Space11 Maximum
Deck Space
Telemetry AvailableThe Shipboard Environmental (Data) Acquisition System is a global volunteer observing ship program operated by NOAA for the collection of marine meteorological and ocean data. Observed weather data is entered into the SEAS program running on a PC. This da
UPDATED ON
29 Mar 2010 14:40