Research Vessels Oceanic Sirius and Oceanic Vega Complete Tandem Dry Docking at Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam

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Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam has completed the 10-day dry docking of sister ships Oceanic Sirius and Oceanic Vega.

For eight of those days the two, 106-meter vessels were in the yard’s 250-meter drydock no.4 in a tandem arrangement.

The twin SX120 type seismic research vessels are state-of-the-art and owned by CGG Eidesvik Ship Management AS, a joint venture between Eidesvik Offshore and CGG. The builder was Ulstein Verft in Norway.

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The primary reason for the visit to DSAm was to have a series of repairs and upgrades as well as their hulls cleaned and repainted. This included maintenance on the propeller nozzles of both vessels and, by tenting the area around the propellers, DSAm was able to undertake the work without interrupting or delaying the paintworks, helping to minimize time spent at the yard.

The two vessels departed DSAm on the 4th November.

The works were overseen by CGG Eidesvik Ship Management AS, a longstanding Damen client.

“The crew and staff members from Oceanic Vega and Oceanic Sirius were pleased with the mutual cooperation and impressed by the quick response on several repair items related to the seismic equipment on board. The safety level and culture were also up to both parties’ expectations and standards,” said a representative of the CGG Eidesvik team

Tjeerd Schulting, managing director of DSAm, added: “When riding a tandem, one is steering and one is working the pedals. Only excellent team work will bring you quickly and safely over the finishing line.”

Photo: Damen