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Research Vessel Seawolf

After 25 years of service the R/V Onrust is  retired, and has begun a new career in the Gulf of Mexico for Tulane University.  The Marine Sciences Research Center is now undertaking the renovation and conversion of the 80' fishing vessel Bagatell, which became available as part of the NOAA's Fishing Capacity Reduction Initiative (FCRI).  Commonly known as "the buyout", the FCRI was put in place to reduce the size of the fishing fleet to aid in the recovery of the Northeast Groundfish stocks.  The Bagatell was one of New Bedford's highliners and is a true sea boat, having proven herself through several winters on Georges' Bank.  Renamed the Seawolf, the vessel is now undergoing a complete renovation to into a state of the art multipurpose research vessel for MSRC.
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Seawolf Specifications
Seawolf Pictures-prior to conversion
Seawolf Progress Update: