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Underwater ROV to search for sunken fishing vessel off Washington State

Lady Cecelia sank
off Washington State

What caused Lady Cecelia, a 34-year-old drag-style bottom trawl fishing vessel, to sink on the morning of March 10, 2012, in the Pacific Ocean about 20 miles off the Southwest coast of the State of Washington -- carrying all four individuals aboard to their watery graves?

That’s the question that U.S. Coast Guard would like to answer, and to do so it is getting ready to hiring a commercial firm that will supply the services of an underwater remotely operated vehicle (ROV) to explore three geographic sites where Lady Cecelia may have sunk, and perhaps other sites as well.

The Coast Guard has just awarded a $34,450 small business set-aside contract to FDS Marine International, which is based in Fairview, OR, to provide all personnel, equipment, tools, materials, supervision and other items to accomplish this underwater surveillance mission.

Built in Alabama in 1978, Lady Cecelia was originally a Gulf Coast shrimper-style trawl fishing vessel, which was converted into a Pacific Coast drag-style vessel in about 1992, says the Coast Guard in the award notice it published on August 29.

Personnel employed by FDS Marine will travel board a 225-foot cutter to three possible sites where Lady Cecelia might be found, in order to “observe and verify via top side video monitors, in the presence of the USCG’s Investigating Officer, the objects/anomalies of the deployed equipment at the sites,” says the notice.

“If the F/V LADY CECELIA is located at one of these sites,” says the USCG notice, the company’s personnel will “record the vessel’s general condition with digital imagery and assess the ability to continue with a detail examination of the exterior of the vessel’s hull and other structures.”

The ROV will be used to help the Coast Guard’s investigating officer to determine the likely causes of the vessel’s sinking and to identify any damage to the hull that occurred prior to the vessel’s sinking.

Further information about the set-aside contract and the forensic mission of the ROV is available from Greg Hermsen, a USCG contract administrator, at 206-217-6370 or max 95 release dates nike air max ltd 2 air max 95 for kids air max 95 black leather air max 97 black


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