URI to get new $120M ocean research vessel

A CONSORTIUM at the University of Rhode Island has received federal funds to build a ship to replace the Research Vessel Endeavor, pictured above, for $120 million. The ship will be operated on behalf of the National Science Foundation. / COURTESY OFFICE OF SEN. JACK F. REED
PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island will land a new “state-of-the-art” ocean research vessel for use by a consortium led by the University of Rhode Island, U.S. Sen. Jack F. Reed’s office announced this week. The Rhode Island democrat helped secure federal funding to build the new ship, which is expected to be delivered in 2021. It will…
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