MBARI (Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute) has recently selected a MacArtney MERMAC SC mooring winch solution to empower the deployment and recovery of scientific moorings onboard MBARI vessels R/V Western Flyer and the R/V Rachel Carson.
The new mooring winch represents the second MacArtney winch system in operation with MBARI, adding to a MacArtney ROV and AUV tether management winch system in operation on R/V Rachel Carson.
The new MacArtney MERMAC Mooring Winch is designed as a powerful self contained steel construction with protection frame, replaceable drum, level wind, gear box, electric motor and remote control.
Installed onboard MBARI scientific vessels, the winch will be used to effectively deploy and recover scientific moorings – offering a significant upgrade in terms of speed and performance when compared to the current system.
Press Release, July 29, 2014