NOAA Okeanos Explorer dry docked in Norfolk

Posted at 12:21 PM, Aug 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-02 12:21:36-04

NORFOLK, Va. – The NOAA ship Okeanos Explorer arrived in Norfolk yesterday for a dry dock repair period.

The ship left Norfolk July 12 to begin its seventh cruise this year, and was slated to return in early August after mapping a deepwater priority area southeast of Bermuda.

Its recent expedition was the first government-supported, focused mapping survey in support of the Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance (AORA) and the Atlantic Seabed Mapping International Working Group (ASMIWG).

Dry docking the ship took about six hours, and the crew of the Okeanos will stay aboard the ship during its repair period.

To learn more about the expedition, click here.