The final two Hero class boats at BIO January 5, awaiting their delivery crews.
Despite a request for proposals for a heavy lift ship issued in the summer, crews arrived at BIO yesterday and took the boats out to sea today. Captain Goddard M.S.M. and M. Charles M.B. will hop - skip their way via the Panama Canal, with the first port of call scheduled for Portsmouth, VA on January 14.
Radio call sign for Captain Goddard MSM is CGNG, (for Nicola Goddard) and for M.Charles M.B. is CGMC.