The REYNOLDS is a steel debris vessel named after John Reynolds, a former Chief of Operations for the Baltimore District, Corps of Engineers. She was built in 1992 in Pensacola FL. The Reynolds patrols the waters of the Baltimore Harbor and Patapsco River for drift and debris that could be hazardous to navigation.
Two smaller debris vessels, known as BD-5 and BD-6, patrol the waters around Washington, D.C., for for drift and debris that could be hazardous to navigation.
Debris Removal vessels are equipped with a hydraulic front end loader with a mesh basket. These loaders have been designed so that they can pick debris directly out of the water and are controlled by the vessel operator. In support of the Clean Energy Initiative, our vessels run on B-99 bio-diesel.
The CATLETT, a 61-foot survey vessel christened into the fleet in 2017 and named after former hydrographic surveyor Harold Catlett, works in support of our deep draft survey mission in a 50 foot main shipping channel. The hydrographic survey section relies on two 21-foot aluminum, outboard-powered, trailerable survey launches. They spend a majority of each week rotating to many of the District’s remote navigation projects.