Markey Machinery Company, Inc. has received an order to supply VT Halter Marine, Inc. with one General Purpose Winch. When delivered in 2009, Halter plans to install the DEPC-7 on National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) coastal mapping vessel R/V Ferdinand R. Hassler, currently under construction. The Markey type DEPC-7 winch is custom designed by Markey engineers to meet NOAA’s statement of requirements. NOAA’s requirements include independent certification of the winch’s design by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS). NOAA’s R/V Ferdinand R. Hassler- a 124-foot small waterplane area twin hulled (SWATH-type) craft, is named after a founder of one of NOAA's forerunner agencies. Markey’s factory builds “HELL-FOR-STOUT” deck machinery which, decade after decade, reliably performs demanding work, like hydrographic surveys, in the harsh marine environment.