Polar Empress

Type of vessel:  Seismic
Design:  ST-324 XT

113 m Seismic Survey Vessel for owner GC Rieber Shipping


This vessel, designated ST-324 XT, is a Seismic Survey Vessel built by Kleven at Myklebust Yard, Norway, yard no. 369. Owner is GC Rieber Shipping AS, Norway.

ST-324 XT is designed for worldwide operation in arctic and tropic waters. The vessel is designed for cost efficient operation, environmental friendly solutions and high levels of comfort for crew and operators.

The vessel is designed and built for towed 3D seismic surveys with up to 22 cables.

Delivered: May 2015.


Main Characteristics

Length over all  112.60 m
Length between p.p.  102.20 m
Length including helideck  120.00 m
Breadth moulded  21.50 m
Max breadth aft  25.80 m
Depth to main deck  9.00 m
Max draft (scantlig)  approx. 7.20 m
DWT at max draft  approx. 4200 tons
Max speed  approx. 20 knots