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The Alaska Region Research Vessel will be 242 feet in length.

Artist's rendition of Alaska Regional Research Vessel

The Alaska Region Research Vessel (ARRV), which will be 242 feet in length, will replace the small, aging R/V Alpha Helix. The ice -strengthened ARRV would operate in the challenging seasonal ice covered Alaskan waters, expanding current capabilities in the region. In addition to providing a platform for training future generations of scientists, researchers on the ship will link to students in distant classrooms through broadband satellite connectivity. Artist's rendition.

Credit: The Glosten Associates, Inc.

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