[Adapted from "R/V Laurence M. Gould", http://www.nsf.gov/od/opp/support/gould.htm
The R/V Laurence M.Gould is 76 meters in length, and is ice-strengthened (Ice
class ABS A1). The Gould, a ... multi-disciplinary research platform, is designed
for year-round polar operations and can accomodate 26 research scientists for
missions up to 75 days long. Its primary mission is to support research in the
Antarctic Peninsula region and to resupply and transport researchers and staff
between Palmer Station and South American ports.