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Coring winch

Located in the winch room with 8400 m synthetic cable and a safe working load of 20 tonnes. It can be deployed through the A-Frame or the corer boom.

Coring winch in winch room
The ship is equipped with a variety of winches to support scientific missions.

CTD winches (x2)

Both winches can extend to 7000 m. One can be redirected for deployment from the corer boom on the starboard side. These have conducting wires and can be used for tow-yo operations.

HOTS – Heavy Ocean Towing System

Located in the winch room, this system provides a fibre optic cable to allow fully instrumented deployments of heavy towed equipment down to 6500 m.

Hydrographic winch

Located in the winch room, this winch has 2000 m of synthetic rope and is used for light sediment grabs. It is also used as a general purpose winch.

Net drum

A large, relocatable winch that can be used for the deployment and recovery of nets and to deploy and recover moorings.

Towed body winch

Contains 6000 m of fibre optic and conducting wire for towing the TRIAXUS, EZ Net and towed cameras. It can be deployed through the A-Frame or the corer boom and is located in the winch room.

Trawl winches (x2)

Located underneath the gallows below the back deck, they are used for trawling and dredging with 8000 m of steel cable.

Utility winches – working decks

Utility winches are located underneath the net drum platform above the Back Deck.

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