Marine Operations

Cruise Planning

For your next cruise aboard the research vessel F.G. WALTON SMITH's a Cruise Planning Manual has been developed to provide you, the user, with the arrangement and operational capabilities of the F.G. Walton Smith. The manual delineates the various procedures, policies, regulations, safety, and lifesaving precautions for embarked personnel. All ship users should review this manual with regard to the specific requirements of the proposed project. A link to the manual is below.


The University of Miami encourages all users to review the UNOLS Research Vessel Safety Standards (RVSS) - link to the RVSS is in the references list to the left. The RVSS provides the safety standards followed aboard the R/V F.G. WALTON SMITH.


Click here for a link to the Cruise Planning Manual.

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