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Over the years Babkin Charters has supported state, federal and private entities in a wide variety of research and film projects. The vessels and crew have provided housing, transportation, dive and shore support for the various agencies.

 

The Babkin is a designated Oceanographic Research Vessel (ORV).

 

The Alexandra can also carry an ORV designation for projects of specific time durations. Additionally, the Alexandra is outfitted with a full complement of hydraulic fishing equipment.

 

Whom We've Worked With

  • Tokyo Broadcasting System

  • Deutsche Welle (German Public TV)

  • United States Forest Service

  • United States Geological Survey - Biological Research Division

  • United States Army - Corp of Engineers

  • National Marine Fisheries Service

  • United States Fish & Wildlife Service

  • NOAA

  • Alaska Department of Fish & Game

  • Prince William Sound Science Center

  • University of Alaska, Fairbanks

  • Alaska Sealife Center

  • Public Broadcasting System

  • National Geographic Society

  • State of Alaska Department of Natural Resources

  • Alaska Geographic

  On the deck of the Babkin - a designated Oceanographic Research Vessel  

 

Our Oceanographic Research Vessel - The Babkin  

 

Alaska Oceanographic Research Vessel, Film & Exedition support

Research Studies Supported by Babkin


New York Times Otter Movie

Vessel Specifications

The Babkin:

Official Number: D1049594
Length: 58.5 feet
Beam: 16 feet
Power: Two Volvo Penta TAMD 102 D's @ 465hp each
Generator: 8000 Watt Northern Lights, 110 volt
Power Inverter: 3500 Watt
Heater/Boiler: 100,000 BTU Olympia with ever hot for unlimited hot water supply
Fuel: 1500 gallons
Water: 500 gallons plus a 600 gallon per day water maker
Stations: 2 - pilot house and flying bridge
Electronics: GPS (2)

Single Sideband VHF (2)

1000 Watt high pressure sodium 'crab light' forward;

500 Watt deck light.

15 foot Achilles with 25hp outboard.

Depth finders (2)

48 Mile RADAR

The Alexandra:

Official Number: 642896
Length: 42 feet
Beam: 13 feet
Power: One
Generator: 5000 Watt Northern Lights, 110 volt
Power Inverter: 3500 Watt
Fuel: 500 gallons
Water: 230 gallons
Stations: 2 - pilot house and flying bridge
Hydraulics:  
Electronics: GPS (2)

Single Sideband VHF (2)

1000 Watt high pressure sodium 'crab light' forward; (2)

500 Watt deck lights.

15 foot Achilles with 25hp outboard. Depth finders (2)

36 Mile RADAR CB  

Testimonials

Babkin Charters LLC

  • 2940 Mallard Lane, Anchorage, Alaska 99508
  • Phone: 1 (907) 272-8989
  • Email: alex@babkin.com

 

 


Photo credits: Linda Bassett, Tim Bowman, Alex Davis, John Durham, Alexandra von Wichman, Brad von Wichman