Search Vessels

Fugro’s seabed search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 comprises three specialist vessels operating in the southern Indian Ocean and a crew of around two hundred. The importance of finding the wreckage of the aircraft is always on the minds of the crew members working in this remote area of ocean, six days’ sail from the nearest shore.

  • Fugro Discovery
  • Fugro Equator
  • Havila Harmony
Fugro Discovery

Fugro Discovery

  • A Frame - 16 t (SWL)
  • Length - 70.0m
  • Maximum Speed - 13 knots
  • Multibeam Echo Sounder - Kongsberg EM710

M.V. Fugro Discovery was purpose-built for the Norwegian Navy and has been converted to provide multi-role survey capabilities. With permanently mobilised geophysical and hydrographical survey spreads, the vessel is ready for rapid deployment to survey locations worldwide.

Since being built in 1997 it has been maintained to the high standards demanded by the navy and provides clients with a reliable and well-appointed survey vessel whose multi-role capabilities include ROV inspection, pipeline and cable route surveys, high resolution seismic acquisition surveys, geotechnical surveys and environmental surveys.

The vessel is fitted with an auto positioning system, a full suite of modern analogue and digital geophysical equipment and a comprehensive range of deck equipment which includes a 16 tonne A frame.

The design of the vessel permits simultaneous analogue/digital survey operations and ensures suitability for geotechnical and environmental duties. At 70m LOA the M.V. Fugro Discovery has accommodation for 24 in single and double en-suite cabins and is a comfortable and spacious vessel on which to work.

Clients in the oil and gas industry, the cable sector and government agencies utilise the M.V. Fugro Discovery to obtain high resolution data for permitting, planning, design activities and engineering.

Fugro Discovery Flyer

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Fugro Equator

Fugro Equator

  • Beam - 14.0m
  • Draft - 4.20m
  • Length - 65.65m
  • Staff capacity - 60

M.V. Fugro Equator, operated by Fugro Survey Pte Ltd, is built to the highest standards demanded of a dedicated survey vessel capable of international deployment. The specially designed hull, diesel electric drive and rudder propellers, maximises fuel efficiency, navigational control and station keeping capabilities. Great attention was paid to minimising conducted vibration from vessel mounted machinery and infrastructure. The result is an acoustically quiet platform, enabling high quality data collection.

Permanently installed equipment includes the latest in digital seismic, seabed and sub seabed mapping systems. Acoustic positioning is provided by a through hull USBL system. Surface positioning is Fugro Starfix high precision, GNSS. All acquisition, navigation, processing, charting and reporting systems are networked and integrated through industrial grade servers.

The vessel can carry out a full range of offshore survey services from simultaneous analogue/digital site surveys through to route surveys. In addition, a Fugro owned AUV system can easily be mobilised on the vessel without affecting other survey capabilities. ROV Inspection and more complex Geotechnical spreads can be mobilised as required.

En-suite single and double cabin accommodation for 42 and 65 metres LOA makes the M.V. Fugro Equator a very comfortable and spacious environment to work in.

Fugro Equator Flyer

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Havila Harmony

Havilia Harmony

  • Deck space - 800m²
  • Length - 92.95m
  • Moonpool - 6m x 5.28m
  • ROV's - high specification FCV 3000 Work Class ROV's

The Havila Harmony is a modern, fuel efficient, DP2, multi-role construction / intervention vessel, with specialised equipment installed to undertake a range of services. The main features are:

  • Large 800 m² dec
  • Large capacity, 150T, active heave compensated crane fitted with approximately 2000 m of wire rope
  • A modern, well-appointed, accommodation module with capacity for 86 personnel enabling a full multi-disciplinary team to be operational offshore
  • Several project offices / work spaces all suitably connected with data and communications networks

The Havila Harmony has been specifically modified to comply with DNV Well Intervention Class Notation and has an accepted NOPSA Safety Case covering, among other things, construction, well intervention, subsea tree deployment and ROV activities.

Havila Harmony Flyer

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