The R/V Cocheco is a 34-foot aluminum vessel owned by NOAA and operated by CCOM/JHC. She is designed for towing sidescan and cameras and bottom sampling. She is equipped with an hydraulic A-frame and cable winch capable of lifting 1000 lbs, and has a tow load of 1000 lbs. The hull is a planing hull, driven by an 600 HP Lugger diesel engine and a single propellor.
R/V Cocheco can cruise at 16 knots (consuming approximately 20 gals/hr). She can maneuver down to 3-knots, but is difficult to handle at low speeds in any wind. Her best speed for towing sidescan is 6 knots.
R/V Cocheco has a WAAS GPS feeding to a Hummingbird fish finder which gets its sonar information from a navigational transducer. The GPS information is also fed to Cocheco's AIS transmitter. The vessel is also equipped with a KVH fluxgate compass which feeds heading information to the autopilot. Position, heading, and depth are fed to a navigational computer running Rose Point's Coastal Explorer software. The navigational computer has a daylight-bright display, keyboard, and trackball located at the helm. Additionally, Cocheco is equipped with a Furuno radar with maximum range of 12 nautical miles.
For R/V Cocheco schedule information, please see the vessel's Google Calendar.
For additional information on the R/V Cocheco, please contact Capt. Emily Terry.
|Dimensions:||34' (length) x 12' (beam) x 5'6" (draft)|
8' x 8' (forward lab)
9' x 12' (aft deck)
|Max Cruising Speed:||16 knots|
|Survey Speed:||6 knots|
|Propulsion:||Luger 6-cylinder, turbocharged 600HP Marine Diesel|
|Auxiliary Propulsion:||Northern Lights Marine Diesel Generator, M843JK3|
|Fuel Capacity:||300 Gallons|
|GPS:||Garmin GPS 17, WAAS Enabled|
|Radar:||Furuno 1933CBB NavNet|
|Magnetic compass:||Danforth, Corsair II|
|Fluxgate compass:||Simrad RC42 Rate Compass|
|VHF Radio:||iCOM IC-M504|
|Navigation Software:||Nobeltec, Rose Point, Coastal Explorer|
|Depth Sounder:||Hummingbird 727|
|Differential GPS:||Trimble DSM212h|
|DGPS Antenna:||Trimble Antenna 27207|
|Data Acquisition Software:||Hypack (Primary)|
Hydraulic Winch and A-Frame