Breaking Up -1999 built Seismic Vessel WESTERN TRIDENT – June 2021

Shearwater GeoServices completed the sale of the seismic vessel WESTERN TRIDENT for recycling as part of the company’s fleet renewal strategy in early June, 2021.

She was built in Norway by Ulstein Verft AS at Ulsteinvik in 1999 with Yard no 241 for Western Geophysical a division of Baker Hughes, USA to the design of UT 753 Seismic Vessel. She was equipped with 16 seismic streamer winches for 3D seismic data acquisition with features an efficient lay-out, providing a comprehensive arrangement of seismic outfitting, spacious computer processing facilities and a highly flexible, redundant and powerful propulsion and machinery package.

Shipboard and hydro acoustic noise is carefully controlled. All major rotating machinery installations are resiliently mounted, and vibration characteristics of the steel structure and hull are made with minor interference from machinery and propulsion plant. She was built with a hotel compliment of high standards and with capacity for 68 persons. Further with a hull integrated helicopter landing platform for Super Puma or or Sikorsky S61 helicopters.

She was seen at Malta in 2010, 2011 and 2012.

In 2017 she was not active and she was owned & managed by WesternGeco, London, Uk still homeported at Panama (PAN).

She was delivered in Turkey for recycling in accordance with EU regulations and the 2009 Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships.

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Published – Monday 13th September, 2021