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Sen. Boseman Seeks Funding to Replace RV Dan Moore

State Senator Julia Boseman

By Peter Biello

Wilmington, NC – State Senator Julia Bosemen has proposed a bill that would fund the replacement of the RV Dan Moore.

The New Hanover County Democrat requested $8 million to replace the 40-year-old vessel.

The Research Vessel Dan Moore spends a third of the year at sea training Cape Fear Community College marine technology students.

Bozeman says the ship is too old and rusty to be safe enough for the students aboard.

"I don't think it is something that I'd want to send one of my children out on."

The RV Dan Moore undergoes regular repairs. Last year repairs to the vessel cost nearly a quarter of a million dollars.

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