Ship Spotter: The KIYI visits Grand Marais
May 21, 2018 07:44PM ● Published by Editor
From Boreal Community Media - May 21, 2018
The Kiyi visited Grand Marais today on its continuing mission as a marine research vessel in Lake Superior
The R/V Kiyi, based in Ashland, Wisconsin, was built in 1999 and currently operates on Lake Superior. The Kiyi conducts fish stock assessment, fisheries research, and habitat monitoring, particularly in the Apostle Islands area of Lake Superior.
The Kiyi uses trawls and gillnets to annually sample prey fish populations and to track progress in the sustainability of lake trout populations. The Kiyi is also used to collect fish and environmental samples for a wide spectrum of studies, including contaminant monitoring. The Kiyi can be at sea fourteen days with sleeping accommodations for nine people.
The Kiyi has a full galley and three heads with showers.
The Kiyi is docked at sunset in Grand Marais harbor on Monday evening, May 21. Photo: Lisa Bauer for Boreal Community Media
Length Overall: 107'
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