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July 7, 2014

Research ship heads for Arctic, by way of Hawaii

  • The $200 million ship was built using stimulus funding and is outfitted for oceanographic research, including studies of ice, chemistry, geology and fish.
  • By MOLLY DISCHNER
    Alaska Journal of Commerce

    ANCHORAGE — Next summer, there'll be a new ship docking in Dutch Harbor and Nome on its way to the Arctic. But first, the research vessel Sikuliaq is headed to Honolulu for its inaugural research cruises.

    This summer, the 261-foot oceanographic research vessel will make its way from the Great Lakes to the Pacific via the St. Lawrence Seaway and the Panama Canal, stopping for testing and research along the way. By February 2015, it is expected to arrive in its homeport of Seward.


     
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