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