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Keel Laying Ceremony- Vessel 2Vessel 2 Keel LayingMay 7, 2019The Keel Laying Ceremony is Today!
Author Archives: Demian Bailey
I’ve been informed that perhaps BLOGS such as this are, to say, a bit of an antiquated form of outreach and that several new methods have emerged in recent decades that might be more appropriate for our project to get … Continue reading
I’m happy to announce that OSU inked the contract for a third RCRV! That’s great news for the nations academic research fleet. We don’t know yet who we will be working with to transition the third vessel to operations, but NSF … Continue reading
One of my personal historical heroes is Captain James Cook. He was not born into the typical English Naval Officer’s aristocratic family; he rose to his station through the hawsepipe purely on his merit and leadership. In many ways he … Continue reading
Thanks to an observant reader, I was reminded that I left the last post as sort of a cliff hanger. So here’s a quick update on where we stand as related to this seemingly unending shutdown (so hard to resist … Continue reading
In case you haven’t heard, there’s a partial government shutdown. Unfortunately for us, the National Science Foundation is in the 25% of the government that hasn’t already been funded. However, one of the advantages of the “grant” model that NSF … Continue reading
According to Pulitzer Prize winning historians Will and Ariel Durant “The future never just happened, it was created.” It was with this quote that I began the Keel Laying ceremony for R/V Taani at Gulf Island Shipyard this week. After spending … Continue reading
And so it begins… R/V Taani’s first weld was laid October 16, 2018 by Gabriel De Jesus of Gulf Island Fabrication, Inc., Shipyards Division. The official keel laying date remains on track for 7 November 2018. In advance of the … Continue reading
Two posts this week! This one is quick. I thought I’d present a couple of possible logo’s we’re considering for R/V Taani. What do you think? Preference? Feel free to drop in a comment below.
Each week, the RCRV team in Houma assembles an extensive report that provides updates on administrative and technical issues related to the ships’ construction. This report serves as but one of several methods we use to make sure we’re all … Continue reading