Name: NOAA R5002 Storm
Hull: Aluminum Semi-Displacement
The vessel is used to support the Science Missions, Dive Operations, and Multi-beam/Side Scan for the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary. (http://thunderbay.noaa.gov) Former Coast Guard Patrol vessel and later used as a Training Vessel for the US Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, NY. Vessel transited from New York Harbor to the Great Lakes in the fall of 2009. After undergoing a major overhaul at GLERL's Lake Michigan Field Station during the winter of 2010, Storm was transferred to Alpena, MI in the spring of 2010.
Vessel has limited accommodations for 24-36 hour operations.