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UAF Chooses Shipyard to Build Alaska Region Research Vessel
December 1, 2009
The University of Alaska-Fairbanks has selected Marinette Marine Corporation of Marinette, Wis., to build the 254-foot Alaska Region Research Vessel. When complete, the vessel will be one of the most advanced university research vessels in the world and will be capable of breaking ice up to 2.5 feet thick.
University of Alaska Fairbanks
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