Halter Marine To Convert Supply Vessel For EPA Under $4.2-Million Pact
The Maritime Administration has announced the recent award of a $4.2-million contract to Halter Marine, Inc, Gulfport, Miss., a member of the Trinity Marine Group.
Under the terms of the contract, Halter will convert the Marsea Fourteen, an offshore supply vessel owned by the Environmental Protection Agency, into a research vessel. MarAd will supply technical assistance. Among the projects included in the conversion are the removal of drilling mud tanks and replacing them with scientific laboratories, the addition of new crew quarters, expansion of the superstructure to provide more working spaces, and installation of new scientific and navigational equipment.
Upon completion, the ship, to be renamed the R/V Lake Guardian, is scheduled for use in the Great Lakes region, operating out of Bay City, Mich. The Lake Guardian will be the third largest vessel operated by the EPA.
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