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Photographer:andrecas [View profile]Title:URRACA VAdded:Dec 05, 2019
Captured:November 16, 2019IMO:UnavailableHits:164
Location:Balboa, Panama
Photo Category: Motor Yachts
Anchored adjacent Marina Flamenco.
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andrecas on Dec 06, 2019 13:46 (1 month ago)
Kyle, thank you for link. And David, thank you for fascinating history (with some intrigue).Stay tuned as they say.
davidships on Dec 06, 2019 10:14 (1 month ago)
Another research/survey vessel (note the A-frame). Between 1994 and 2008 owned by the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institution, based at Panama, as URRACA.
153gt 92nt, 29.4 x 6.8 x 2.5m
built 1986 W. A. Souter & Son (Cowes) Ltd, Cowes, England.

Subsequently sold to the Sea Research Society (Dr E L Spence), for exploration/treasure recovery/salvage work and still with them in 2018 when Spence's photographer wife died following an on-board accideantal trip. So likely now sold on, and renamed.

I believe this to be the former MORNING WATCH (IMO 8512164), still listed in the name of Morning Watch Research Ltd of Isle of Man and Guernsey (both companies were wound up in 1994, the year that the Smithsonian acquired their URRACA) - but I haven't found the "smoking gun" for the connection yet.
Kyle Stubbs on Dec 06, 2019 02:13 (1 month ago)
A little more information about her can be found here:
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