Woods Hole Research Vessel Knorr Transferred to Mexico

the Woods Hole (MA)-based research vessel Knorr is being retired after 44 of service.
RV Knorr in 2012, photo Wikipedia.

Cape Cod Times: After a year sitting at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution dock waiting for a new home, the research vessel Knorr will sail again—this time under the flag of the Mexican government.

The ship was transferred to the Mexican Navy in December under the terms of a grant transfer with the U.S. Navy. That means the Mexican government got the ship for free, but is paying $3.3 million to outfit the vessel and be trained on its operation, said Naval Sea Systems Command spokesman Rory O’Connor.

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