The research vessel SIKULIAQ is owned by the National Science Foundation and operated by the University of Alaska Fairbanks School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences. Built by Marinette Marine Corporation in Marinette, Wisconsin, the ship was completed in June 2014. She is admeasured at 3429 Gross Tons and 1028 Net Tons. She had a registered length of 261 feet, a beam of 52 feet and draws 19 feet of water. She is powerted by 2 MTU 16 V-4000 diesel engines driving 2 Wartsila azimuth thrusters. She is capable of 14.2 knots. She carries 22 crew members and can acommodate 24 scientists for her oceanographic research missions.


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