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Oscar Dyson
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NOAA Ship Oscar Dyson was launched at VT Halter Marine, in Pascagoula, Mississippi on October 17, 2003, and was commissioned May 28, 2005 in Kodiak, Alaska. Oscar Dyson is the first of four new fisheries survey ships to be built by NOAA. Christened Oscar Dyson by Mrs. Peggy Dyson-Malson, wife of the late Alaskan fisherman and fisheries industry leader, Oscar Dyson, the ship is one of the most technologically advanced fisheries survey vessels in the world. The ship is homeported in Mr. Dyson's home town of Kodiak, Alaska. Oscar Dyson supports NOAA's mission to protect, restore and manage the use of living marine, coastal, and ocean resources through ecosystem-based management. 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 AreaThe Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska
Endurance40 days (Food storage capacity and Fuel)
Crusing Speed12 knots (14 Maximum)
Lab SpaceFish/Wet lab- 743 ft², Chemistry lab- 269 ft², Dry lab: 224 ft², Hydrographic lab- 161 ft², Autosalinometer Room- 54 ft², Computer/Acoustic lab: 495 ft², Chilled Environment Room- 86 ft²
Power Availability3017 hp
Berthing Space15 Maximum
Deck Space
Telemetry AvailableShip-to-ship and ship-to-shore voice, fax, and data links are available
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