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Laurentian R8001
Name: Laurentian R8001
Length: 80 feet
Beam: 21.8 feet
Draft: 8.5 feet
Speed: 10 knots
Displacement: 129 tons
Hull: Steel
Year: 1974

 Laurentian is GLERL's largest research vessel that operates  petroleum free. Making it the first ship in  NOAA's  fleet to operate petroleum-free. The ship uses 100 percent soy biodiesel for engine fuel, canola-based motor oil, and rapeseed-based hydraulic oil for its deck crane, winches, transmission, and steering gear.


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