PACIFIC MARITIME MAGAZINE
PMM Shipyard Update
By Kathy A. Smith
Shipyards along the West Coast are busy this year, where a dip in fuel prices, coupled by tough new EPA emissions regulations, are keeping the yards busy with orders for new tonnage to replace or supplement existing fleets.
Mike Nelson, Vice President of Anacortes, Washington-based Dakota Creek Industries (DCI), reports the yard has a number of vessels under construction and a major conversion project as well.
The 238-foot R/V Sally Ride is expected to be delivered in April. It’s the second Ocean Class Auxiliary General Oceanographic Vessel (AGOR) being built for The Office of Naval Research (ONR). The Ocean Class research vessels will represent the latest technology and will replace the current AGORs as vessels of global endurance…MORE