R/V Kittiwake

Where is the R/V Kittiwake?

You can track the R/V Kittiwake on the Marine Trafic web site here. click on Current Vessel's Track under "Last Position Received" to open a map with her position. (note: if the link is missing it probably means the R/V Kittiwake is out of the range covered by the Marine Traffic website).

The Marine Traffic website is based on AIS (Automatic Identification System) which is a technology that allows a vessel with a transponder onboard, such as the R/V Kittiwake, to transmit its position, speed and course.


42' vessel with 21' of open working deck Dell Computer w/ Sony 17”LCD monitor
Full fiberglass displacement hull, 6-foot draft Lowrance X-85, Furuno FCV-665 Sounders
4.5 tons of lead ballast Datamarine digital depth sounder with alarm
Detroit Diesel 471 main engine Trimble NT300D DGPS (1-m. accuracy)
65 gallon waste holding tank   Furuno GP32 GPS with waas (3 m. accuracy)
350 gal. water, 500 gal. fuel Comar CSB 200 Class B AIS Transponder
Marco main winch w/ new 2000' 5/16” stainless Nobletec VNS 7.1.900 navigation software
Gearmatic sampling winch Nobeltec AIS receiver connected to computer
25 gal/min pressure comp hydraulic pump Richie self-compensating flux gate compass
1.6-ton (SWL) boom with 16.5' clearance Furuno 1715 day screen radar
1 KW AC generator (hydraulic) ICOM VHF and Motorola Intercom radios
2000 watt AC inverter, 400-watt sign-wave inv Comnav 1001 auto pilot
Sleeps four.  Galley, head & shower New 6-person emergency inflatable life raft
Large 8-ton storage hold 4 survival suits
Fly bridge with additional storage Halon automatic fire extinguisher in eng. room