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R/V Atlantis

Well Done, Atlantis

Best known as the support ship for the submersible Alvin, R/V Atlantis (shown here entering New York Harbor soon after its delivery to WHOI in 1997) recently provided a much different kind of support. During the first day of a mission to explore deep brine pools in the Mediterranean south of Greece, the ship and its crew responded to a distress call and, in the proud tradition of seafarers throughout history, delivered 93 people from a sinking ship safely to shore. WHOI salutes the captain and crew of Atlantis. (Photo courtesy of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Archives)

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