URI ship Endeavor to depart for Haiti, Feb. 17, for scientific, humanitarian mission

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Media Advisory

February 16, 2010

WHO: The captain and crew of the URI research vessel Endeavor, along with URI faculty, administrators, and students, and staff of the children’s charity Plan USA.

WHAT: The Endeavor will depart for Haiti to conduct a 14-day scientific survey of the seafloor off the coast of Port-au-Prince to seek geologic evidence of the earthquake that struck the region in January. The ship will also deliver dozens of large tents collected by Warwick-based Plan USA for use as classroom shelters and safe zones for children in the affected region.

WHEN: Wednesday, February 17. Well-wishers will gather beginning at about 1:30 p.m., and the ship will depart at about 2 p.m.

WHERE: The dock at the URI Bay Campus in Narragansett.

CONTACT: For further information, contact Todd McLeish at the URI Department of Communications & Marketing at 401-874-2116 or tmcleish@uri.edu.