EGS unveils its latest multipurpose survey vessel Bold Explorer

EGS Bold Explorer

The EGS Group just launched the latest addition to its fleet of multipurpose survey vessels. The Bold Explorer is a former Stalwart-class vessel from the US Navy and it is the sister ship of the Geo Resolution who joined the EGS fleet in 2014.

As a former specialist surveillance ship, this 68m long vessel is designed to be acoustically quiet which means the acoustic sensors such as the seismic and multibeam systems have a higher signal to noise ratio and as such, superior data quality when compared to conventional none specialist vessels. The conversion was done in Singapore in Q1 2020 and after a series of trials in the South China Sea, the Bold Explorer completed mobilization for its first contract in April.

EGS selected the latest product offerings from Kongsberg including a full-ocean depth EM124 multibeam echosounder, a high resolution shallow water EM2040C multibeam echosounder, a GeoPulse 16 elements hull-mounted pinger and a HiPAP 502 USBL system. The vessel is equipped with a series of winches for deployment of geophysical and geotechnical equipment to 2,000m water depth. In addition, the vessel is permanently mobilized with a Neptune 3000 Seabed CPT, various sampling devices and a dedicated survey launch for inshore surveys.

Full Vessel Specifications are available here.

Watch the Bold Explorer’s video footage in below.

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