National marine sanctuary offices and visitor centers closed to the public; waters remain open

NOAA's national marine sanctuary offices and visitor centers are currently closed to the public, and in accordance with Executive Order 13991 - Protecting the Federal Workforce and Requiring Mask Wearing, all individuals in NOAA-managed areas are required to follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance on mask-wearing and maintaining social distances. Sanctuary waters remain open for responsible use in accordance with CDC guidance, U.S. Coast Guard requirements, and local regulations. More information on the response from NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries can be found on sanctuaries.noaa.gov/coronavirus/.

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r4107The Office of National Marine Sanctuaries acquired the Sanctuary vessel R4107 in 2008 and it was assigned to the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary in 2009. Sanctuary vessel R4107 is an advanced composite/fiberglass catamaran vessel built by Seeman Composites, Inc, in Gulfport, Mississippi.

Mission Statement

The R4107 supports collaborative research, education and resource protection projects in the Central and Northern California National Marine Sanctuaries to inform and implement sanctuary management.

General Uses

Sanctuary vessel R4107 will supplement missions being conducted aboard Sanctuary vessel Fulmar, the other Office of National Marine Sanctuaries vessel homeported at the Monterey Harbor. Generally, Sanctuary vessel R4107 is used for small-scale research projects, education, emergency response, and dive operations for the west coast region.

The R4107 schedule is available by clicking here.

Last Modified: 1/12/13