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Shipping yachts and monitoring seas

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Dockwise Yacht Transport, the float-on/float-off yacht shipping service, is partnering with the International SeaKeepers Society to help monitor ocean health.

Dockwise Yacht Transport, the float-on/float-off yacht shipping service, is partnering with the International SeaKeepers Society to help monitor ocean health. The society is outfitting DYT’s new super ship, the 686-foot Yacht Express, with the organization’s SeaKeeper 1000 ocean and meteorological monitoring system.

The automated system samples, measures, records and transmits data to various scientific communities around the world. It’s designed to plot a broad and continuous picture of such critical measures of ocean health as salinity, temperature, oxygen and pollution.

“The ship’s regular routes will enable us to provide consistent, ongoing readings of ocean conditions over time,” says DYT president and CEO Clemens van der Werf.

The SeaKeepers Society was founded in 1998 by a group of yacht owners concerned about the deteriorating health of the world’s seas. The society includes international leaders, governments, scientists and marine organizations. www.sea keepers.org; www.yacht-transport.com