As the new ship Pisces sat towering over VT Halter Marine Shipyard, 10-year-old Dylan Conner snapped pictures of the 208 foot vessel just before it hit the water.
Sponsor, and Georgetown professor Dr. Annette Shelby christened the ship worth more than $50 million. Shelby didn't take the duty lightly.
VT Halter Marine Chief Executive Officer Boyd King says ships like the Pisces usually take about 18 months to complete. The ship will be delivered to NOAA by next spring.