Army Corps gets new survey vessel for Baltimore


(BALTIMORE) — A new survey vessel has joined the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Baltimore District to help keep the channels serving the Port of Baltimore and the upper Chesapeake Bay safe for navigation, the Baltimore Sun reported.

The 61-foot Catlett, built by Technology Associates of New Orleans, was formally dedicated at an Inner Harbor ceremony Thursday. The vessel is named for the late Harold Lloyd Catlett Jr., a longtime survey employee for the Corps’ Baltimore District who died in 2014.

Catlett eventually will replace the survey vessel Linthicum, which has served the Baltimore District since 1978 but will be retired soon. Linthicum was part of the project to deepen Baltimore Harbor channels to 50 feet in the 1980s.

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By Professional Mariner Staff