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The MILLER FREEMAN is a research vessel operated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.  It is a self-contained floating laboratory designed to travel to remote locations in order to conduct research.  The vessel holds 45 crew members including 11 scientists, medical personnel, cooks, a captain and a full crew.  There are 7 different scientific laboratories on board the vessel.  The MILLER FREEMAN carries 3 smaller boats that also assist in doing research.  Click here for photos and more information.  You may also click each photo to see a larger version (click the back button to return to this screen).