|Photograph by Leighton Rolley|
The RRS James Cook has an endurance of up to 50 days at sea and can accommodate up to 31 scientists and 23 officers and crew. She has deck areas with specialised handling equipment which can deploy the ROV whilst the ship is on station. Vehicles like TOBI are launched over the stern and then towed behind the ship.
|One of the life boats |
|The dynamic positioning unit on the bridge |
|View to the stern from the bridge |
|On entering Southampton docks, the RRS James Cook passed the RRS Discovery shown here steaming behind a huge container ship.|
|28 August 2012, the RRS James Cook approaches the dock side at the National Oceanography Centre|