Nuclear Ship Savannah Underway

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May 14, 2008

WVEC brings us news of the world’s first commercial nuclear ship, N/S Savannah.

The Savannah, a historic landmark and the world’s first nuclear-powered cargo and passenger ship, is leaving Virginia waters after 14 years.

Its government caretaker, the U.S. Maritime Administration, announced a contract Tuesday worth at least $588,380 to relocate the famous dinosaur from Norfolk to Canton Marine Terminals in Baltimore.

The sleek, white, 596-foot-long vessel was to leave local waters Wednesday on its way up the Chesapeake Bay.

The full story including video can be found HERE.


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