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MI Launches New ‘Name Our Vessel’ Contest
Thursday, September 10, 2015

The Marine Institute, one of the most respected centres of marine learning and applied research in the world, is searching for a new name for its latest training and research vessel. To celebrate, we’re giving away an Apple Watch to the person who submits the winning entry. The contest is open to current MI students, faculty, staff and alumni.

The ideal name for the vessel will bring to life both the vessel’s significant history in fisheries science off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador and speak to its new role in education, training and research. It may also focus on geography, other parts of our province’s history or history pertaining to the Marine Institute.

Names of individuals, real or fictional, will not be accepted and it is recommended that you consult with the Canadian Vessel Registry Query System to ensure your entry is not already registered by another vessel.

Entries must be submitted before Friday, October 9, 2015. Eligible participants may submit any number of entries – just remember to provide background on the name you’re proposing.

The vessel, now simply known as 2013-2 is the former Canadian Coast Guard vessel Shamook. Built in 1975, she spent most of her career in fisheries research off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador. At MI, the vessel is involved in inshore education and training, as well as research as part of the Institute’s efforts to train future leaders for roles in marine industries.

For more contest details, please read the full list of rules and regulations.