Name: NOAA R5501
Hull: Aluminum Semi-Displacement
R5501 is a former USCG "A" Class Aids to Navigation Boat. The vessel underwent a major overhaul during the winter of 2009 by personnel at GLERL's Lake Michigan Field Station. R5501 gives GLERL the flexibility of a fast, maneuverable boat able to conduct heavy lifts with a small crew. It is used for buoy and mooring deployments across the Great Lakes. The vessel has limited overnight accommodations for 4.