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100' Giddings

 

Homeport:  Homer

Research availability:  Throughout Alaska

100' Giddings

  • Steel-hulled former crabber
  • 100’ x 26’ x 8’, rated at 194 gross tons
  • Cummins diesel engine cruising at 8 knots on 12 gals/hr
  • 40 kw and 75 kw generators
  • Fuel capacity: 16,000 gal
  • Potable water storage, 4.500 gals
  • All safety and navigation requirements
  • Four staterooms, two heads, capacity 12 persons plus crew
  • Laundry facilities
  • Flat bottom, loaded draft: 7.5 feet
  • Ample open deck space for gear and research
  • Port and starboard cranes, capacity, 6 tons
  • Winch capacity, 4 tons
  • Wet lab facilities
  • Freezer space available
  • 18’ aluminum skiff
  • Extensive research charter experience

The captains and relief captains all have significant experience in ocean navigation and weather interpretation, as well as electronic aids.  They have years of experience in Alaska Peninsula, Southeast Alaska, Kenai Fjords National Park, Katmai National Park and Preserve, as well as Aniackchak National Monument, Kodiak Island waters, and Prince William Sound. . The crew has valuable experience with the Bering Sea Crab and Kodiak Tanner Crab Fisheries, the Cook Inlet Cod Fishery, as well as Research Charters.  Safe anchorages and beach accesses are known.  Our captains are confident in these waters and are comfortable operating with divers and scientific personnel.

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