Halter Marine Starts $38.3 Million Project

Tuesday, June 11, 2002
Halter Marine, Inc, a subsidiary of Friede Goldman Halter, has started construction of NOAA’s (National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration) newest vessel the M/V Oscar Dyson. The vessel is scheduled for delivery in 36 months at a price of $38.3 million. It is anticipated that options for additional vessels will be exercised as Congress incrementally appropriates funds. NOAA may build up to three additional Fishing Research Vessels (RFV) under the terms of the contract, pushing its value to more than $165 million.

The M/V “Oscar Dyson” is a state-of-the-art Fishing Research Vessel named in honor of Oscar Dyson, of Kodiak, Alaska Dyson, a well-known fishing activist served as an industry advisor to government officials, including a congressional delegation. Born in 1913 in Rhode Island, Dyson relocated to Alaska in 1940 following World War II where he worked as a commercial salmon and halibut fisherman. He pioneered the expansion of the commercial fishery of crab, shrimp, and pollock. He was a founding partner of Kodiak-based All Alaskan Seafoods (later sold to Tyson Seafoods), which became the first group of fishermen to own both the vessels and the canneries. He was a founding member of the Kodiak Shrimp Trawlers Association, which later became the Alaska Draggers Association. The vessel will be homeported in Kodiak, Alaska as part of the NOAA fleet. The Office of Marine and Aviation Operations will operate the vessel, with a crew composed of civilians and officers of the NOAA Commissioned Corps -- the smallest of the nation’s seven uniformed services. The completed vessel will be 208.6 ft. (63.6 m) in length, with a beam of 49.2 ft. (15 m) and a draft with the centerboard in an up position of 19.3 ft (5.9 m). The vessels will house multiple laboratories and is designed with a 40-day endurance.

Maritime Today


The Maritime Industry's original and most viewed E-News Service

Maritime Reporter February 2016 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Maritime Security

NATO Sea Mission Launched against Migrant Traffickers

NATO ships are on their way to the Aegean Sea to help Turkey and Greece crack down on criminal networks smuggling refugees into Europe, the alliance's top commander said on Thursday.

NATO Launches Sea Mission Against People-Smugglers

NATO, EU mission to help target traffickers in Aegean Sea. NATO ships are on their way to the Aegean Sea to help Turkey and Greece crack down on criminal networks smuggling refugees into Europe,

Greeks at Frontline of Migrant Crisis Angry at EU Critics

ABOARD THE AGIOS EFSTRATIOS, Aegean Sea, Feb 11: Greek Captain Argyris Frangoulis lifts his binoculars and with eyes fixed on the Aegean Sea horizon, steers his

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Naval Architecture Offshore Oil Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Repair Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.0662 sec (15 req/sec)