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|