Singapore shipbuilder ST Marine has successfully delivered its first seismic survey vessel. Built for Swire Pacific Offshore Operations (Pte) Ltd.), the 68.0 m by 17.4 m Pacific Finder is a 4-streamer vessel. The contract for the vessel was awarded ST Marine on the back of a charter that Swire secured with a major player in the seismic market. Swire provided the basic design and major equipment, including the seismic survey equipment for the vessel, which is to be deployed to carry out marine seismic survey in shallow waters for oil and gas clients in the Asia Pacific region.
The seismic survey vessel is capable of sailing at a select “survey speed” with the hull and propulsion characteristics designed to produce low wake field turbulence while the survey is carried out.
Pacific Finder is powered by two medium speed diesel engines of 2,880 kW each and carries the ABS class notations +A1, +AMS, ACCU, E and Ice D0. The Vessel also complies with the latest International Maritime Organization (IMO) MSC.266 (84) Code of Safety for Special Purpose Ships, 2008.
March 28, 2011