Research Vessel Gyre


The R/V GYRE is a multi-use vessel suited for a wide variety of oceanographic research duties. The GYRE is available for projects in Mexico, Northern South America (NSA) and West Africa. The GYRE is outfitted for 2DHR for site surveys, newly installed MBES (EM302/304), 20m Jumbo Piston Coring (JPC), 40m CPT-Stinger acquisition, deepwater geochemical and geotechnical coring, environmental assessments, metocean, heat flow and environmental baseline studies (EBS).

Principal Specifications

MMSI NUMBER: 338441000
BUILT BY: Halter Marine Services New Orleans, Louisiana
OPERATIONAL: 1974, Remodeled in 1980-84 with the addition of a new deckhouse.
Navigation & Communication
Navigational Equipment Radar Loran SatNav Gyro EMLog DopLog
Communications Equipment Fax SatCom
Satellite Communications Equipment Iridium
GPS Unknown
Furuno Universal AIS FA-100
Magnavox MX200 GPS Navigator
Magnavox MX420 GPS Navigator
Furuno GPS Navigator GP-90 Tokimec
TD 201 Doppler Log Compaq Presario (NAV Comp) 56,000 CL
Furuno Videosonar FCV-271
Furuno RDP-122 Radar
Furuno RDP-060 Radar
Mitsubishi M-Sat
Iridium KVH Track Phone Mini-M Fleet 33 881-621-449-967
Furuno Fax 210 Weather Fax Vantage Pro Davis Instruments Weather Station
Ratheon SP-1; CESP III; PTR; PDD Sub-bottom Profiler
Best Power Power conditioner
Echosounders Raytheon 3kHz 12kHz
Sonar Type Unknown
Ancillary Scientific Equipment
REFRIGERATORS/FREEZERS Chest and upright refrigerators/freezers in labs.
COMPUTER/DATA LOGGING TCP/IP network, 2 pentium4 PC’s in Lab
VANS Deck space for one standard-size van is available on the main deck aft. A (10’x12′) reefer/freezer van is on board.
DECK AREA 181 m2 Oceanographic machinery and equipment can be mounted to the deck utilizing 1″ bolts on a 2′ grid with no welding requirement.
LABORATORY AREAS Wet Labs Area: 15 m2Dry Lab Area: 81 m2

Space for container lab: 3 x 7 m.

Deck Machinery
A-FRAMES Two heavy-duty hydraulically-actuated A-Frames are located on the stern, one facing aft over the stern and the other over the starboard quarter. They are both rated at 15 tons.
CRANES A Nautilus fully-articulated hydraulic crane is situated on the port side of the fantail. It has 360 degree rotation, and a 2.5 tons capacity at the full extension of 36′.
WINCHES The coring winch is an electric/hydraulic Northernline Model 3355 EHHOW, located on the main deck aft for stern or starboard quarter heavy-duty operations. Wire length is about 4,000m of half-inch three strand torque balanced wire with a SWL of 6 tons. At mid-range, the drum has 30,000 lbs of line pull at 60m/minute (low range), or 8000 lbs of line pull at 200m/minute (Low range).
Two CTD/”hydro” winches are located on the starboard side, amidships, on the upper deck. They lead overboard through paired hydraulic-powered gallows, and are used for medium-duty operations. One is a modified Northernline model 3353 EHLOW, SCR/DC drive, spooling 23,000′ of 5/16″ conductor cable (SWL 2 tons). At bare-drum it pulls 3,500lbs at 500ft/minute. The other is a Markey model DESH-5, SCR/DC drive, spooling 30,000′ of 5/16″ conductor cable. It has two speed ranges; at mid-drum on low speed, it pulls 7,000lbs at 298ft/minute; on high speed, it pulls 5,000lbs at 419ft/minute.



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TDI-Brooks International, Inc.
14391 S. Dowling RD
College Station, TX 77845

Phone: +1 (979) 693-3446