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On board the Namao, scientists conduct three lake-wide surveys
each year (spring, summer and fall), each one taking a little over
three weeks to complete, depending on the weather. During each
survey, the vessel stops at 65 locations spread over the lake. At each
station, samples are taken for chemical and biological analyses
65 locations spread over the lake. At each station, samples
are taken for chemical and biological analyses. The Namao
is also used for educational purposes for one week in the
spring and one week in the fall, taking school-age students
out to introduce them to the wonders of Lake Winnipeg
and giving them a glimpse of some of the research which
is carried out on board.
During an average survey, the Namao will travel about
850 nautical miles (1,574 km) and use about 20,000 liters

of diesel fuel. During the education week the ship will sail
twice a day from Gimli Harbour to the education area off
Willow Island. In the two weeks of education sailing the
ship will host upwards of 400 students and teachers from
Canada and the United States.
As we are well aware, Lake Winnipeg is a large and dangerous body of water and the M.V. Namao has proven to be
an ideal platform from which scientists can carry out their
work in a safe and effective manner.
For more information about the Lake Winnipeg
Research Consortium and its work on Lake Winnipeg visit the
website; www.lakewinnipegresearch.org

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The Namao operates with a crew of nine, consisting of
Captain, Chief Officer, Chief Engineer, Second Engineer,
Cook and four Deck hands. In addition, she has the capacity to take seven overnight passengers or 24 passengers on
day trips. She carries enough food, water and fuel to operate for over 14 days at a time without replenishing supplies.
On deck, she carries a 6.8m (22 feet) outboard-powered
boat and a 2.5m (8 foot) inflatable boat for shallow water
work. Her bridge is equipped with radar, communications radios, multiple GPS
units and side scan sonar
with recording capability. The vessel also carries
an Environment Canada
weather instrument known
as an A.V.O.S. (Automatic
Voluntary Observing Ship
System). The Namao carries 4 self-inflating life rafts
with a combined capacity
for 70 persons. Her overall
length is 33.62m (110 feet),
breadth (width) is 8.53m (28
feet), and draft (amount of
ship under water) is 2.13m
(7 feet). She has a gross registered tonnage of 327.91
tons. There are 2 main
engines, Detroit Diesel
12v194, producing 500 kW
(670 hp) each connected
to a reversing transmission
and its own 1.4m (54 inch) diameter propeller, giving the
Namao a cruising speed of 11 knots (20km/h). There are
also 2 generators, Detroit Diesel Inline 6-71, capable of producing 100 kilowatts of 3 phase 460 volt electrical power
each. The foredeck crane has a lifting capacity of 5 metric
tonnes. The ship has a total of 9 cabins, 5 for the crew and
4 for the passengers, 3 washrooms (Heads in nautical terminology) a kitchen (galley) and a dining area (mess room).
There is a science lab on the upper aft deck as well as a
temporary lab in the cargo hold.
On board the Namao, scientists conduct three lakewide surveys each year (spring, summer and fall), each
one taking a little over three weeks to complete, depending on the weather. During each survey, the vessel stops at


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