Connecticut firm designs Great Lakes research vessel

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JMS Naval Architects of Mystic, Conn., completed the contract design for a fisheries research vessel for the U.S. Geological Survey’s Great Lakes Science Center.

The FRV Grayling will replace the existing R/V Grayling and will be a member of a five-vessel fleet owned and operated by the Great Lakes Science Center in Ann Arbor, Mich., according to the company.

The final design, construction and commissioning solicitation is out for bids.

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