World's first for Polarcus and DNV

Haakon Magnus, the Crown Prince of Norway, toured the Polarcus Asima. The seismic mapping vessel is the third of six DNV-classed Polarcus vessels being built at Drydocks World Dubai. Source: Det Norske Veritas

Crown Prince Haakon Magnus toured the Polarcus Asima. The seismic mapping vessel is the third of six DNV-classed Polarcus vessels being built at Drydocks World Dubai. Source: Det Norske Veritas

World’s first Arctic-ready 12 streamer seismic vessel classed by DNV

Marine seismic outfit Polarcus has taken delivery of its third seismic vessel from Dubai Drydocks World. Officially named Polarcus Asima, the newbuild is the third of six vessels to be built at the yard –all to DNV class.

Polarcus Asima is a purpose-built 12 streamer 3D seismic vessel of the latest Ulstein SX134 design and the largest vessel in the company’s fleet with an overall length of 92m and a beam of 21m.

“The vessel is also the first true Arctic-ready 3D seismic vessel in the industry with an ICE-1A class notation from DNV,” said Rolf Rønningen, CEO Polarcus, at the naming ceremony which was attended by over 200 local and international guests.

“The advanced hull design and incorporated maritime technologies will ensure that Polarcus Asima will be one of the safest and cleanest seismic vessels in the industry for years to come, whether operating in the harsh Arctic environment where her high ice class will be critical for her safe operation, or the environmentally sensitive sea areas of Australia and Brazil where her sophisticated environmental features will come into her own,” said Mr Rønningen.

Source: Det Norske Veritas

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