NOAA ship is first federal vessel to visit Cuba since restored diplomatic relations
NOAA Ship Nancy Foster, an oceanographic research vessel, made a port call in Havana, Cuba, May 8-10, prior to starting this year's portion of an ongoing study on the role ocean currents play in the distribution of fish larvae in the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean. NOAA welcomed U.S. Chargé d'Affaires Jeffrey DeLaurentis and other U.S. Embassy staff aboard the ship during the visit. The Nancy Foster is the first U.S. government ship to visit Cuba since reestablishment of diplomatic relations. Learn more about the research project.