A Historic Gam at Sea

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On Monday March 14th, 2016 the venerable R/V Knorr (now named Ex-Knorr) was officially transferred to the Mexican navy. On her way south, the Ex-Knorr and UNOLS newest ship, R/V Neil Armstrong, shared a gam at sea. (n. A social visit or friendly interchange, especially between whalers or seafarers.)

When she encountered WHOI's newest vessel, the R/V Neil Armstrong off the coast of Cape Hatteras, NC the crew of the two ships briefly met to exchange greetings and gifts. By all accounts it was a very moving encounter. Thank you to Al Suchy (WHOI) for providing these photos and sharing this significant moment in history with us.

 

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*top photo by Eric Benway, WHOI