R/V Poco Loco

For nearshore surveys and sampling, vessel support is provided by the R/V Poco Loco A trailered, 24-feet-long, diesel powered vessel, able to cruise at 20 to 24 kn. Hydraulic and electric powered winches and davits allow rapid deployment and recovery of sampling equipment. Radar, color fathometer, GPS, and plotter provide station location and tracking.

Power 120hp, 1.7L, 4 stroke, 4 cylinder, Mercury Sterndrive Diesel
Fuel 60 gallon diesel
Cruise Speed 20 to 25 kts - depending on deck load
Electrical Two deep cycle marine batteries, one 12 volt power source, alt. 600W, 50 Amp
Electronics Icom ic-m45A VHF marine radio, Garmin DGPS, model 162 plotter, Furno FLV-600 color sounder, and Furuno model 1622 marine radar
Deck Equipment Stainless steel davit with hydraulic powered variable speed line puller and windlass, saltwater wash-down system, and dive ladder
Auxiliary Equipment A variety of oceanographic equipment and biological sampling devices are available for rental through MBC including a Sea-Bird water quality profiler, Van Veen grabs, Phleger corers, otter trawl nets, beam trawl nets, bongo nets, etc.