Rieber takes delivery of Polar Empress seismic vessel

Offshore staff

BERGEN, Norway GC Rieber Shipping has taken delivery of the newbuild seismic vessel, Polar Empress, from Myklebust Verft.

The Polar Empress is a 3D seismic vessel with ice-class 1A. It is 113 m (371 ft) long and 21.5 m (70.5 ft) wide, and can accommodate 70 crew. The vessel can tow up to 22 streamers.

“The construction of the vessel makes it particularly suitable for operations in the arctic, an area of strategic priority and expertise for GC Rieber Shipping. With the Polar Empress we are strengthening our position within the high-end seismic segment,” says GC Rieber CEO Irene Waage Basili.

The newbuild joins other GC Rieber seismic vessels on charter to Dolphin Geophysical.


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