The 1965 delivered St Kitts & Nevis flagged MNG FLATTERY (IMO 7333195) (ex-NOAA David Starr Jordan), has been a work horse for NOAA and science.
So far she has spent an estimated 8,949 days at sea and sailed more than 1.3 million miles. Researchers aboard the vessel measured and weighed 1,000 sea turtles, took 27,000 photographs using remotely operated vehicles (ROVS), and conducted 27,000 oceanographic sampling casts, 22,000 plankton tows and 4,700 fish trawls. The ship has participated in expeditions extending from Alaska to Peru and the Galapagos Islands.
This past year, OCEAN STARR was chartered to a private non-profit studying the Pacific gyre (floating plastic), base-lining and recording this danger to our oceans.
The vessel was built as DAVID STARR JORDAN at Christy Corp - Sturgeon Bay WI under Yard/hull No.: 419 was renamed in OCEAN STARR in November 2010 and in October 2020 in MNG FLATTERY and was recently refitted for security service in the Pacific over a 6 month period in Tacoma, Washington, prior to transit to Singapore.Over a million dollars was spent on machinery service and interior upgrades.
This vessel has previously earned $14k-$16k per day in scientific charter.
The offshore wind developers are currently contracting vessels for 2021/2022. The vessel has benefitted from a long and successful charter history with NOAA and other ocean science institutions.
The MNG FLATTERY is powered by 2 White Superior (Group: Volvo Penta) White Motor Co - USA x 40-M-6, 4 Stroke, Single Acting, In-Line (Vertical) 6 Cy. 216 x 267, Mcr: 338 kW main engines of 460 hp eachTotal Power: Mcr 676kW (920hp)for a Service Speed of 12.00kts the vessel is classed by American Bureau of Shipping with Class Notation: (+)A1, (+)AMS Service Restriction: Unrestricted Service
She has a range of 10,000 miles and with water-makers and commercial fishing capabilities she can stay at sea for many weeks, or even months. MNG FLATTERY can be configured to be a fabulous “under the radar” world cruising platform for family, friends and company.