OSU Webcams – RCRV - Cam 5

RCRV - Cam 5

RCRV Website: ceoas.oregonstate.edu/ships/rcrv

RV Taani aluminum superstructure is under construction in Amelia, LA. Lower left is the open Forecastle (or Foc'sle), and the bridge deck. The pilothouse will be landed on the bridge deck when fabricated. You can see sections of the pilothouse in the upper right. When complete, the superstructure will be barged to Houma, LA to the Bollinger Houma Shipyard, off loaded, and erected onto the steel hull. The aluminum-steel connection is made using a "detacouple" which is an explosively bonded metal strip with steel on one side and aluminum on the other.

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