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    Seisranger to undertake Gaul survey

    News // July 5, 2002
    Subsea 7's vessel Seisranger had left Aberdeen to undertake a final survey of the wreck of the trawler Gaul.

    Seisranger, a multi-purpose deepwater support vessel, will use ROVs to gather visual footage, and inspection and survey data to supplement existing photographic evidence explaining the loss of the trawler, which sank off the North Cape around 70 miles off Norway almost 30 years ago.

    Vernon Fawcett, UK ROV & Survey Operations Manager of Subsea 7 said: "In order to gather as much information as possible, the combination of equipment we will be using has been put together specifically with this mission in mind."

    "For the first time, Subsea 7 has connected mini-ROVs to standard-sized work class vehicles and these will 'fly out' from garages located on the underside of the larger vehicles. This configuration will prove especially useful in terms of carrying out studies and searches in smaller and more restricted spaces."

    The Seisranger is equipped to undertake ROV support, survey and medium construction duties. For this operation, it is equipped with a total of nine ROVs. Two of these are large work class, two are medium-sized observation class and five are mini (smallROVs that will be interfaced to the work class ROV).

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