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NOAA Ship Miller Freeman Visits Newport

The NOAA ship Miller Freeman made a port call in Newport on June 5, 2010. She arrived at 0700 and was greeted by an enthusiastic group on the public fishing pier, waving flags to welcome her to her new homeport. The ship spent about four hours in port for crew change. The Miller Freeman is a 215-foot fisheries and oceanographic research vessel and is one of the largest research trawlers in the United States. With a 12,587 mile/31 day endurance, she is capable of operating in any waters of the world. Her primary mission is to provide a working platform for the study of the ocean's living resources. The ship was launched in 1967. She is named for Miller Freeman (1875-1955), a publisher who was actively involved in the international management of fish harvests.