Cruise Planning Questionnaire


Ship: KNORR
    Vehicle(s) required:
    Name of ship for ROV ops:
    Ch Sci:
Richard Fairbanks
    Affiliation:
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
    Address:
210 Isotope Lab
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
6100 RT 9W
Palisades, NY 10964
    Phone:
845-365-8499
    Email:
fairbanks@LDEO.columbia.edu
    POC / contact info:
Departure port & date:Bridgetown Barbados April 25
    Distance to first station:
10 km
    Number of stations:
20
    Distance between stations:
2 km
    Total days on station:
30
Arrival port & date:Bridgetown Barbados May 24
Op area:10 kn south of Barbados
Lat/Lon:12 59.2’N; 59 26.7’W
Depth range:60 to 200 meters
    Will the vessel be operating within 200 NM of a foreign country?
    Which country?
    Are visas or special travel documents required?

Funding agency:
      NSF
Specify:

Grant or contract number: OCE-05-50900

    Science objectives/activities planned:
Wireline core fossil reefs on the Shallows Bank 10 km south of Barbados. Need to maintain station for 30 to 48hr continuous drilling of limestone targets. When swells limit drilling on the Shallows Bank we will move to the lee of the island and drill equivalent targets. When drilling delayed we will map drowned reefs with Seabeam to prospect for new coring targets.

WHOI shipboard scientific instrumentation desired:
    12 kHz transducer
    3.5 kHz transducers
    Relay transponder for wire use
    Piston corer
Deionized water system
    Gravity corer
    Box corer
Pinger for wire use

Is nighttime work anticipated on this cruise? Yes

    Critical MET sensors:
    Critical CTD sensors:

Do you need Seabeam? (AT and KN only) Yes

Long baseline (LBL) transponder navigation? No No. of xpndrs/nets:
Ultra-short baseline (USBL) navigation? No
Doppler/GPS navigation? No

Will you be using portable science vans? Yes How many: 1


Science Van #1
Science Van #2
Science Van #3
    Type/size
20' container
    Location
flexible
    Water
no
    Power
110

Anticipated standard oceanographic cable use:

Instruments(s)
Instrument Weight(s)
Maximum Depth
    Conducting hydro
    Steel hydro
    Steel trawl
    .681" fiber optic
    Do you require slip rings?
NoNumber of conductors:
    Do you need non-standard wire?
NoIf so, what type?
    Do you need a traction winch?
No
Will you be bringing any equipment (winches, blocks, etc.) that lowers equipment over the side? Yes

If yes, please provide details: Wireline coring rig will mounted over the instrument well and drill riser and drill string will be deployed through the seafloor. Water depth will be checked with wire and pinger.
Will there be special requirements for:

    Electrical power
No
    Equipment handling
Yes
    Inter/intraship communications
Yes
    Science stowage
No

If yes to any of the above, please identify: driller to bridge communication critical. Ship's crane handling of 4.25" API oil well pipe.

Will any of the following items be used on board?

    Explosive devices
No
    Portable air compressors
Yes
    Flammable gases
No
    Radioisotopes
No
    Isotope van
No

Will hazardous material be used aboard, or deployed by an ROV? No

What measures or plans have been made a) in the event of a spill, and b) for the removal and/or disposal of these materials at the completion of the cruise?