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OceanXplorer preparing for seatrials

OceanXplorer, former Volstad Surveyor, is preparing for seatrials after beeing launched last month

Pictures: Courtesy for Damen

The OceanXplorer is being refitted into "the world's most advanced research vessel", as expressed by OceanX.

OceanXplorer was originally designed by ST for Volstad Shipping as an IMR vessels for the offshore oil and gas industry and delivered from Freire Shipyard back in 2010. The vessel was aquired by today's owner in 2016 and after more than one and a half year of extensive redesign by Skipsteknisk jointly with Steve Gresham, the vessel has been undergoing a significant rebuild at Damen Shipyard in Rotterdam and is now approaching delivery.

See the video from conversion below