American Promise: 60' of history at sea and now a garbage-hunter
American Promise was designed by Ted Hood, made famous by Dodge Morgan's solo round the world voyage and for the last twenty years as a offshore sail training vessel for the United States Naval Academy.
American Promise will act as the Rozalia Project's mothership during on-water trash removal, remote island clean-ups and for scientific research missions studying marine debris and other issues that affect ocean health in New England's coastal waters.
American Promise gives the Rozalia Project the vehicle to start cleaning up our ocean garbage patches, one piece of trash at a time, she gives us the ability to operate far from shore for extended periods of time. One of the biggest benefits of AP is the ability to have interns join us on our missions, to work side by side with scientists to help research and collect marine debris and further ocean health through action and research.
American Promise is packed full of underwater garbage hunting technology, she has 2 VideoRay ROV's (remotely operated vehicles) capable of diving down to 1000ft, equipped with a Blueview imaging sonar, manipulator arm, Tritech's Starfish sidescan sonar for imaging the ocean floor, KCF Smart Tether for positioning underwater and a Lynn box for making fuzzy video images sharp plus two neuston nets for surface tows, an electronic microscope and plenty of work space.
In terms of living, American Promise has 9 berths, plenty of storage, very well equipped galley, head with holding tank, pressured water (including a shower) and space for working as well as relaxing.
The boat is equipped with more than the minimum amount of safety gear including immersion suits, liferaft, EPIRB, multiple sets of lifejackets with harnesses, plus a dinghy to get ashore, electronic radar reflector (makes us nice and big on other ship's radar), multiple VHF radios and a suite of navigation equipment.
Since she was designed to sail around the world in record time, American Promise sails beautifully. She can be handled by those new to sailing and enjoyed by veteran sailors as well.
Interested in joining us onboard American Promise as an intern or crew? Check out our internships page
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