Saturday, September 22, 2007
New ship unveiled for training & disaster response
This week in Norfolk, Virginia, Blackwater USA formally presented its newly converted maritime training and disaster response ship, the McArthur.
The 153-foot vessel, built 40 years ago for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), is refurbished and fully equipped with high-tech gear. The McArthur comes complete with a helipad. The Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk carries the story.
(Photo: The McArthur as a NOAA ship, prior to sale to Blackwater)