The flagship of the EPA is gearing up for battle to keep our nation’s coastal waters clean! That’s right – the United States Naval Ship (USNS) Bold turned Ocean Survey Vessel (OSV) Bold is EPA’s only ocean and coastal monitoring vessel. Designed to meet sampling and data analysis needs, the OSV Bold is outfitted with state-of-the art equipment used to collect water and sediment samples. These can be processed and analyzed in onboard laboratories or later onshore.
Click on the picture to watch a video overview of the OSV Bold. On that site you’ll find more videos and more info! We currently have Region 3 Water Protection Division employees aboard so stay tuned for narratives of life on the OSV Bold!