In this 2007 file photo, crew leader Jeff Brawley, left, and chief engineer Bob Dennis walk in front of the Okeanos Explorer, a 225-foot former U.S. Navy ship that was converted into a NOAA deep sea research vessel at Fairhaven Shipyards in Bellingham. NOAA announced Tuesday it will move its Marine Operations Center to Newport, Ore.
In this 2007 file photo, crew leader Jeff Brawley, left, and chief engineer Bob Dennis walk in front of the Okeanos Explorer, a 225-foot former U.S. Navy ship that was converted into a NOAA deep sea research vessel at Fairhaven Shipyards in Bellingham. NOAA announced Tuesday it will move its Marine Operations Center to Newport, Ore. THE BELLINGHAM HERALD
In this 2007 file photo, crew leader Jeff Brawley, left, and chief engineer Bob Dennis walk in front of the Okeanos Explorer, a 225-foot former U.S. Navy ship that was converted into a NOAA deep sea research vessel at Fairhaven Shipyards in Bellingham. NOAA announced Tuesday it will move its Marine Operations Center to Newport, Ore. THE BELLINGHAM HERALD

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