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Author Archives: Demian Bailey
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
OSU’s RCRV finally has a name! Check out this article to get a little background on how Taani was chosen as the name for OSU’s next ship. Here’s a little graphic that gives a bit of history on OSU’s ship … Continue reading
Well, we made it through our first Annual Review. One down, five to go! The OSU team did a great job preparing and organizing (I’m talking about you Hannah!) and it went pretty well. There were no real surprises anyway. … Continue reading