Iconic Research Vessel Finds New Mission In Mexico | WCAI

Iconic Research Vessel Finds New Mission In Mexico

Feb 18, 2016

The ship that helped find the wreck of the Titanic and life at undersea hydrothermal vents will soon be operated by the Mexican Navy.

The US Navy transferred ownership of the the Research Vessel Knorr to Mexico late last year as part of the decommissioning process. The ship has been an icon in Woods Hole village for the last year and a half, while officials at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution waited for the government to decide the ship's fate.

WCAI's Kathryn Eident reports on how Mexico won the bid to be the famous ship's next owner and operator, and what's next for the vessel.