Posted 4 years ago
The sixth Military Sealift Command Pathfinder class oceanographic survey ship, USNS Mary Sears, was launched on Saturday, Oct. 19, at Halter Marine in Pascagoula, Miss.
|USNS Mary Sears (T-AGS-65)|
Distinguished guests for Saturday’s side launching included speaker Rear Admiral Robert Clark, USNR, Commander, Military Sealift Command Atlantic, and ship’s co-sponsors Leila Sears, the late Mary Sears’ half-sister, and Alice Rivlin, former Vice Chair, Federal Reserve Board. Also in attendance was Rear Admiral Ken Barbour, Commander, Naval Meteorology and Oceanographic Command.
USNS Mary Sears will join fellow MSC oceanographic survey ships USNS Pathfinder, USNS Bowditch, USNS Sumner, USNS Henson and USNS Bruce C. Heezen in performing physical, chemical and biological oceanography; environmental investigations; marine geology and geophysics and bathymetric gravimetric, and magnetometric surveying for the Naval Oceanographic Office.