Well if we hit a “freak wave” in the South Atlantic then i’d like to know a little bit more about the ship i’ll be going down with.
The UV USHUAIA was commisioned by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) as a research ship in 1970 and christened “RESEARCHER”. She was renamed the “MALCOLM BALDRIGE” in 1987 after the US Secretary of Commerce, Malcolm Baldrige, was killed in a rodeo accident.
In 1996 she completed a year-long scientific expedition to gather critical data on the ocean’s role in global climate change and global warming. She was also the second NOAA ship to circum-navigate the globe…..so she has as respectful history. Further information can be found here