Dolphin Geophysical AS announced the name of vessel NB533 as M/V Polar Duchess. The vessel option expires on 1st November and it is highly likely the company will exercise the option. Good progress in the Factorias Volcano yard, Spain, safeguards a Q4 delivery ready for the North Sea season at the end Q1 2012. She will be the sistership to our flagship vessel the M/V Polar Duke.
M/V Polar Duke is a purpose built high-end 3D vessel, capable of towing 14 streamers at 100 metre separation. Rigged with Sercel SSAS Sentinel streamers and an impressive bollard pull of approximately 210 Tonnes, M/V Polar Duke and M/V Polar Duchess will undoubtedly be some of the most efficient vessels available to the market
Source: Dolphin Geophysical ,September 5, 2011.