Singapore, 28 March 2011 – ST Marine has successfully delivered its first Seismic Survey Vessel to Swire Pacific Offshore Operations (Pte) Ltd (Swire), a wholly owned subsidiary of Swire Pacific Limited.
In December 2008, ST Marine announced the S$30m contract to provide detailed design and to construct the 68-metre Vessel for Swire. Work commenced in 2009. The contract from Swire was awarded on the back of a charter which 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.
The 68.0m by 17.4m Vessel, equipped with 2 units of medium speed diesel engines of 2880KW each was designed and constructed in compliance with the rules and regulations of American Bureau of Shipping (ABS). The Vessel, named Pacific Finder, carries the ABS Class Notation +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.
Pacific Finder, a 4-streamer Vessel, 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” through the water with the hull and propulsion characteristics designed to produce low wake field turbulence while the survey is carried out.
Source: ST Marine