Scientific winches

RRS Sir David Attenborough has enhanced science winching capability to reliably deploy and retrieve scientific equipment including marine robotics and oceanographic equipment.

Technical details:

  • 5t standard CTD Winch (2 m/s)
  • 5t clean CTD Winch
  • 20t general purpose trawl/towing winch
  • 30t coring winch
  • 20t deep tow conducting winch
  • 1t hydrographic winch
  • 5t biological winch
  • 2t multi-purpose winch
  • 1t portable winch
  • Scientific Winches with 61,000 m of cable.

It is important to have robust winch systems to ensure equipment is deployed safely in the rough and ice-covered Southern Ocean.