Damen completes OceanXplorer rebuild

Published: 26.10.2020 kl. 14.20 | Updated: 10.11.2020 kl. 19.54
OceanXplorer in the fjords of Norway. Photo: @Taj Howe
OceanXplorer in the fjords of Norway. Photo: @Taj Howe
Damen Shipyards Group has recently completed the extensive rebuild of cutting-edge research vessel OceanXplorer at Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam. The vessel will contribute significantly to OceanX’s mission – to explore the ocean and bring it back to the world. 

Upon completion of the project, OceanXplorer has become the most advanced exploration, research and media vessel in the world, according to a press release. As OceanX’s new flagship, she builds on the legacy of the organisation’s first vessel, Alucia and takes things to the next level. Equipped with a series of submersibles, sonar arrays, manned submarines, an ROV and AUV, OceanXploreris able to explore and map the depths of the oceans.

The vessel is able to collect live samples and bring them aboard where they can be analysed by scientists in state-of-the-art laboratories – with the capabilities, amongst other things, to carry out DNA sequencing.

OceanXplorer’s  research facilities are paired with Hollywood quality filming and media studios – developed in partnership with renowned filmmaker James Cameron. With this, the vessel’s findings can be live-streamed to audiences worldwide at the exact moment of discovery.

 

Kurt W. Vadset

kurt[a]maritimt.com

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