Kate ShirleyOffice of Naval ResearchCorporate Communications OfficePhone: 703-696-0738Fax: 703-696-5940E-mail: email@example.com
Arlington , Va -- The Office of Naval Research (ONR) invites the media to tour and ride the Sea Flyer, a 160-foot, 320-ton technology demonstrator vessel whose underwater "lifting body" technology provides an extremely stable high-speed ride, even in rough seas. Navatek, Ltd, of Hawaii designed the technology and modified an existing vessel to evaluate the sea keeping and load carrying capacity of a vessel with an underwater lifting body. As the vessel’s speed increases, a portion of the hull is lifted above the water’s surface allowing it to reach higher speeds and seemingly "fly" over/through the water. When the vessel is "flying", Navatek's Advanced Ride Control System, incorporated in the underwater lifting body and underwater aft crossfoil, provides the stable ride. *Interested media must contact ONR to reserve a space on the vessel. High resolution images of Sea Flyer are available for download at www.onr.navy.mil/media in the image gallery. B-roll is available in DVD-format is available upon request. San Diego Schedule: Departing from Southwest Marine
1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. – Sea Flyer will participate in the San Diego Sea ’n Air Parade
8 a.m. to noon
1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
San Francisco Schedule: Departing from Pier 27 along the Embarcadero
8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. – Sea Flyer will participate in the San Francisco Parade of Ships
Office of Naval Research
One Liberty Center
875 N. Randolph Street, Suite 1425
Arlington, VA 22203-1995
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