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Photographer:Captain Ted [View profile]Title:OCEAN EXPLORERAdded:Sep 05, 2012
Captured:July 24, 2012IMO:7805239Hits:2,374
Photo Category: Research and Survey Vessels
IMO number : 7805239
Name of ship : OCEAN EXPLORER (since 01-03-1993)
Call Sign : C6TU4
MMSI : 311779000
Gross tonnage : 4458 (since 01-05-1999)
DWT : 2550
Type of ship : Research Vessel (during 1993)
Year of build : 1979
Flag : Bahamas (since 01-10-2004)
Status of ship : In Service/Commission (since 01-07-1979)
Last update : 13-12-2011
Vessel Identification
Name:Ocean Explorer
Former name(s):
- Amy Chouest (Until 1993 Mar)
- Far Comet (Until 1988 Jan)
- Tender Comet (Until 1986 Jan)
Technical Data
Vessel type:Supply Vessel
Gross tonnage:4,458 tons
Summer DWT:2,632 tons

Additional Information
Home port:Nassau
Class society:Det Norske Veritas
Build year:1979
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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Photo Comments (8)

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henryed on Sep 06, 2012 19:47 (6 years ago)
17-18 years ago, I was the captain of her chase/guard ship,
an ex Dutch beam trawler, for many months off Norway's west and north west coasts. She had a grand crew and boy, did we go through some weather. Being a conversion from a supplier, she was not the ideal ship for those waters, but they managed well.
jadran on Sep 06, 2012 17:58 (6 years ago)
Captain Ted, I only meant to expose some additional brief info about a seismic vessel (can be also listed as research or seismic research vessel, depending on author); I didn't mean nothing else more in respect to your below quite affirmative comment.
Captain Ted on Sep 06, 2012 15:06 (6 years ago)
Jadran,,excuse me,,but did I say NOT ?
jadran on Sep 06, 2012 11:21 (6 years ago)
Captain Ted, she has all the seismic cable winches (a great number of them) installed inside the "garage" (usually they pull abt 12-16 seismic cables), the stern openings are used for launching seismic "torpedoes" which are later drifted by wire ropes after the ship, also is witnessed her typical/standard design look for this type of ship, etc, what all are pure characteristics of a Seismic Vessel.
I also worked in my time, at the shipyard, on an upgrading project of a seismic vessel (expansion of hull & "garage" superstructure & seismic operation capacities).
Hope this brief info is useful!
Respectfully submitted/Jadran
Captain Ted on Sep 06, 2012 10:06 (6 years ago)
Jadran,, most probaly also for that,, no idea how to see the real difference,,but she is listed as research
jadran on Sep 05, 2012 21:57 (6 years ago)
Isn't that a SEISMIC VESSEL?
Captain Ted on Sep 05, 2012 21:15 (6 years ago)
HI Denis
there are worst looking ships !!! looks those big meat packers,,also called passenger ships
Dеnis on Sep 05, 2012 20:56 (6 years ago)
Never seen a ship "uglier than Justin Bieber" before.
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