S/V Noordhoek Pathfinder Launched

Mike Schuler
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November 17, 2009

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The S/V Noordhoek Pathfinder was recently launched on November 7, 2009 at the De Hoop Shipyard in Foxhol – The Netherlands. She is a state of the art 62m DPII ROV and Survey Support Vessel.

The Noordhoek Pathfinder is mobilized with a Grade 2 Dynamic Positioning system (DPII), diesel electric drive, a large moon pool, a 25 ton offshore crane. She is also equipped with Work & Inspection Class ROV systems, Side Scan Sonar Tow-Fish, McCartney Focus 2 ROTV systems and a technologically advanced survey suite.

With accommodation for 40 people split between single and double cabins she will be a very comfortable and spacious vessel to work on. The Noordhoek Pathfinder exceeds the latest environmental and acoustic standards ensuring quiet operations whilst at survey speeds.

The most accurate and reliable survey equipment will be installed and the systems will have full plug and play interconnectivity. The vessel’s main functions will be inspection, repair and maintenance, hydrography, geotechnical investigation, and analogue / digital geophysical survey.

The Noordhoek Pathfinder is expected to be commissioned and ready for deployment in Q1 2010.

Video of the launch can be seen on YouTube, HERE or click HERE for more information from Noordhoek.

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