Seattle Times, June 2, 2016
By Hal Bernton
Seafreeze America’s $30 million conversion is the latest investment in the local fleet of catcher processors that work off Alaska.
Seattle’s fishing industry on Thursday feted the latest addition to the fleet, a 233-foot former Navy oceanographic vessel overhauled at a cost of more than $30 million for a new line of work — catching and processing fish off Alaska.
The Lake Union ceremony drew several hundred people to watch the traditional breaking of a Champagne bottle across the bow of the former John McDonnell, newly christened as the Seafreeze America.