Scene on the Sound: the Fairweather

Saturday, April 21, 2018

NOAA vessel Fairweather

Photo and text by Jan Hansen

Another beautiful NOAA vessel visited the Shoreline Sea Friday morning on her way to her homeport in Ketchikan, ETA 27 Apr. 09:00.

The Fairweather paused here for quite a few minutes before turning her engines up to 12kn as she headed toward Alaska.

The Fairweather is a hydrographic survey vessel. On board her officers, technicians, and scientists collect data that NOAA cartographers use to create and update the maps that support safe pleasure, commerce, and military navigation.


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