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).