Veteran research vessel has new owner, new name

Veteran research vessel has new owner, new name Scripps Institution of Oceanography

DECEMBER 29, 2015 — The Annapolis, MD, based Eclipse Group, Inc. has acquired the R/V New Horizon, a 170 ft U.S. flagged research vessel delivered from what was then the Atlantic Marine shipyard in Jacksonville, FL, in 1978 and previously operated by Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

The vessel has been renamed the Bold Horizon and is home ported at the 10th Avenue Marine Terminal located in San Diego, CA.

"The addition of the Bold Horizon significantly enhances both the capability and availability of Eclipse Group assets to our valued clients on the west coast," said Eclipse Group COO Steven Saint-Amour. "The Bold Horizon will serve as a powerful and flexible platform for tasks ranging from marine survey, sensor deployment, to air crash investigation."

Features of the Bold Horizon include a large, open main deck with a standardized 2'x 2' Baxter Bolt pattern, an articulated stern A-frame with 11,500-pound safe working load, J-frame, deck crane, CTD, instrumentation and 10,000-meter sidescan winches. The working deck has direct access to a "wet" ocean lab, "dry" lab facilities and a 15-person conference room with teleconferencing capability, office and other accommodations.

EGI's 2,000-meter ROV Super Mohawk 15 has been installed and is currently operational.

The Bold Horizon is now available for charter to military, government, academic, industry, and private sector clients worldwide.

Eclipse Group, Inc. (EGI) specializes in subsea operations services for commercial and government customers worldwide.

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