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Timeline

Activity Proposed Date
Start fabrication 1/4/2011
Start module construct 1/10/2011
Keel laying ceremony 4/11/2011
Erection complete 7/05/2012
Move out of vessel 9/21/2012
Launch ceremony 10/13/2012
Dry dock 6/12 - 7/2/2013
Dock trials October 2013
Builder's trials November/December 2013
Acceptance trials Spring 2014
Delivery May 2014

The Sikuliaq is expected to arrive in Seward spring of 2015. Science operations will begin in the fall of 2014.