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10:25 am
Mon November 25, 2013

Sikuliaq Departure Delayed

The National Science Foundation’s new arctic research vessel Sikuliaq (see-KOOL-ee-AK) will spend the winter undergoing trials in the Great Lakes. The 261 foot ship to be operated by the University of Alaska Fairbanks, was launched in Lake Michigan a year ago, but as KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, the Sikuliaq’s original target date for arrival at home port in Seward has been delayed a year due to technical problems.

Sikuliaq bow nameplate
Sikuliaq bow nameplate
Credit Dan Bross / KUAC