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First U.S. offshore wind crew boat hits the water

Rhode Island Fast Ferry has announced that the first U.S. offshore wind farm service vessel has now hit the water. The 69-foot high speed catamaran is being built by Blount Boats at Rhode Island in the nation’s Northeast.

In May 2015, Rhode Island Fast Ferry signed a 20-year crew transfer contract with Deepwater Wind for its 30MW Block Island offshore wind farm, also an American first. 

The vessel is scheduled to commence work this spring.

Click here for the full story by The Maritime Executive.