Other equipment and technical services available on cruise-specific basis.
Use of isotopes is prohibited in ship's laboratories. Isotope isolation vans are available by request.
Vans: Vans can be carried on the main and winch decks.
Communications: VHF, voice, HF radio voice and TELEX, cellular telephone voice and FAX, INMARSAT voice, data and FAX. In-port San Diego phone number: (858) 534-1648 INMARSAT phone number: 011-872-1501554 INMARSAT fax: 011-872--81-1501554
INMARSAT area code is 872 when ship is in Pacific; other codes are 871, 873, or 874 for east Atlantic, west Atlantic, Indian Ocean.
Limited email service is provided through satellite cellular telephone/Inmarsat. Messages are normally transferred once per day. Contact captain or chief mate for information.
Future planned upgrades/refits: Complete ethernet network in ship's laboratories, replace Doppler speed log, and upgrade emergency generator.