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    Sanco Holding orders MM80 seismic ship

    Vessel & ROV News // July 6, 2006

    Sanco's new vessel is the first example of theMM80 Seismic.

    The vessel will be built at Vaagland Båtbyggeri AS in Norway.

    Norwegian naval architects Multi Maritime have announced that Sanco Holding AS has ordered a seismic vessel based on Multi Maritime's new MM80 seismic design.

    The vessel will be built at Vaagland Båtbyggeri AS and will be 80m long with a breadth of 16m.

    Multi Maritime said the ship will be equipped "with the most advanced ocean bottom seismic equipment available," and the vessel will operate worldwide.

    The designer said that, in the design process, special attention has been paid to transit speed, fuel economy, seakeeping, noise and vibration and hydro-acoustic levels.

    The vessel will be chartered by Reservoir Exploration Technology ASA, which specialises in multi component sea-floor acquisition.

    Sanco Shipping currently operates three seismic support vessels.

    This is the fourth vessel of Multi Maritime design being built at Vaagland Båtbyggeri AS. Currently, the yard is completing an 80m reefer/container vessel of MM80 Reefer design.


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