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Technical details

The mooring anchor is prepared on the back deck of RV Investigator. Image: Michael Watson.

  • Triplex 20 tonne A-frame for deploying large equipment.
  • Provides a means of deployment and retrieval whilst keeping the equipment clear of the ship.
  • Height of 9.4 m, width of 5.3 m and is capable of swinging 170 degrees.

Main working crane

  • Can lift 25 tonnes at a reach of 12 m and 5 tonnes at 20 m
  • Situated to reach the entire aft deck.
  • Note that the main crane cannot be operated at sea.

Stores crane

  • Located on the forward deck and used to resupply the ship.
  • Capable of lifting 5 tonnes at a reach of 10 m.

Utility crane

  • Aft deck utility cranes are located on each side of the ship.
  • The utility crane is used for moving and deploying equipment.
  • They have a capacity of 5 tonnes at 10 m.

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