Monthly Archives: August 2017

Who owns the ship’s design?

The expressed need for and requirements of the RCRVs go back decades. Like some ancient fossilized bone, early evidence of RCRV pops up in the 1995 UNOLS Fleet Improvement Plan referencing a 1993 workshop on facilities needs. One of the … Continue reading

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A Single Throat to Choke?

As we head into the heart of summer and many people take their vacations, the OSU shipyard staff are settling in at Gulf Island for the long road ahead.  The shipyard, meanwhile, has been busy finalizing a number of important … Continue reading

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Kick Off!

I’m writing this from Houma, Louisiana, one of the nation’s top areas for ship construction and off shore support.  With access to the Gulf of Mexico via the Inter-coastal Waterway about 25 nautical miles south and located about an hour … Continue reading

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