US Army Corps of Engineers
Philadelphia District & Marine Design Center

USGS Fisheries Research Vessel KIYI

Commissioned April 28, 2000

Published Aug. 31, 2012
The United States Geological Survey's Research Vessel Kiyi was commissioned in 2000.

The United States Geological Survey's Research Vessel Kiyi was commissioned in 2000.

Vessel Owner: United States Geological Survey
Vessel Builder: Patti Shipyard, Inc., Pensacola, FL
Project Management Team: USGS Great Lakes Science Center, Ann Arbor, MI in partnership with USACE Marine Design Center, Philadelphia, PA
Vessel Operation Team: USGS Lake Superior Biological Station, Ashland, WI

Vessel Particulars
Length Overall: 107'
Breadth: 27'
Hull Depth: 12'
Load Line Draft: 9'-0"
Gross Tonnage: 290
Displacement: 232 Ltons
Max Speed: 11 Knots
Fuel Capacity: 9,600 Gal.
Endurance @ Max. Capacity: 10 Days
Accommodations: 3 Crew, 6 Researchers
Year Built: 1999
Contract Cost: $3,299,343.63
Vessel Certification: American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) Class @ A1 Great Lakes Service; @ AMS
USCG and UNOLS Compliant

Machinery, Equipment, and Special Features
Main Engines: (2) Cummins KTA-19M3 - 640 HP Each
Reduction Gears: (2) ZF BW191-1 Final Ratio 4.967:1
Generators: (2) Cummins 6BT5.9GM - 99 kW Each
Bow Thruster: Wesmar DPC50 - 50 HP Electric
Steering and Engine Controls: Kobelt w/Remote Tethers
A-Frame: 18,000# Static / 2,000# Deployable @ 5 ft.
Deck Crane: Alaska Marine: 2,000# @ 30 ft. Reach
Trawl Winches: Kolstrand Variable Speed w/Remote Tethers
Net Reel: Kolstrand Dual Drum Vertical Stack
Gill Net Lifter: Crossley 30" Deep Water Lifter
Transducer Windows: BF Goodrich ASW Compound
Sonar Tubes: (2) 12" Diameter