SAF Visit to RV Neil Armstrong, Nov. 8, 2015

The CCA-SAF Station was invited aboard the recently commissioned Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute's Research Vessel NEIL ARMSTRONG on her maiden voyage and first-ever call into San Francisco. RV NEIL ARMSTRONG was berthed at Piers 30/32 at the Port of San Francisco when SAF members went aboard. We were able to tour the vessel and meet senior executives of WHOI.

Sunday afternoon, 11/8/15
Chris Land, WHOI Corporate Secretary and Counsel, was our "tour guide."
L-R, Unknown, Don Bekins, Zia, Steve Mason and Chris.
The tour went from stern to stem. We learned a lot.
New ship!
Chris started our tour aft and we worked forward and up. Note that Steve Taylor, RC BOS and member of WHOI Marketing Task Force, joined us (with back... more...
L-R, Don, Steve, Zia, Doug Finley and Mary Crowley.
David B. Scully, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, WHOI, and Bill Belmont, SAF
Research vessel's enclosed bridge and the oceanographic research equipment.
L-R, Steve Taylor, Zia Ahari and Chris Land.
L-R, Don, Steve, Zia, Doug, Mary and Chris.