CCU to christen research vessel in Georgetown

vgrooms@thesunnews.comMarch 13, 2014 

Coastal Carolina University will christen its Coastal Explorer research vessel in Georgetown and also dedicate the Georgetown Education Center, 909 Front St., at 3 p.m. Friday.

The Coastal Explorer will support research conducted as part of CCU’s new Ph.D. program in coastal and marine systems sciences. The 50-foot aluminum vessel has state-of-the-art sea floor mapping/geophysical survey systems, six research workstations, a hydraulic A-frame (3-ton lift capacity) and dive platform. It holds up to 22 passengers and has a cruising range of 500 miles.

A reception will be held, and tours will be given of the vessel. CCU President David DeCenzo, College of Science Dean Michael Roberts and Georgetown Mayor Jack Scoville will attend the event.

For more information, contact Paul Gayes at 349-4015 or ptgayes@coastal.edu.

Contact VICKI GROOMS at 443-2401 or follow her at Twitter.com/TSN_VickiGrooms.

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