OCEAN SEEKER 1970

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OCEAN SEEKER 1970

Post by yorkieman » Sat Aug 28, 2010 7:44 am

In drydock at Hull in 2004 and 2006, she is the former lighthouse tender GRANUAILE by Ferguson PG.
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Re: OCEAN SEEKER 1970

Post by davidships » Mon Aug 30, 2010 1:42 pm

One of Gardline's remarkable stable of "interesting" seismic/rsearch ships

OCEAN SEEKER ex-GRANUAILE (Fergusons/Commissioners of Irish Lights tender 1970)
ATLANTIC TWIN ex-CARIBBEAN TWIN (Twin Hull Boat/? catamaran 1965)
CONFIDANTE ex-ATCO FIDA (aluminium alloy former utility boat 1989)
OCEAN DISCOVERY ex-FOHN ex-CGG FOHN ex-RIG MASTER (Flekkefjord 1983)
OCEAN ENDEAVOUR ex-SALMASTER (Hall Russell/MoD salvage vessel 1986)
OCEAN OBSERVER ex-MERMAID (Hyundai/Trinity House tender 1987)
OCEAN RESEARCHER ex-CHARLES DARWIN (Appledore/NERC research 1982)
SEA EXPLORER ex-MARJATA II ex-MARJATA (Mjellem & Karlsen/Norwegian Govt 1976)
SEA PROFILER ex-PROFILER ex-GEOTEK BETA ex-SHACKLETON (Solvesborgs/NERC research 1955)
SEA SURVEYOR ex-MAGNET (Clelands/MoD degaussing vessel 1979)
SEA TRIDENT ex-WESTERN TRIDENT ex-KIRSTEN BRAVO (Martin Jansen research 1974)
TOKAI (to be renamed?) (Orskov 1978, converting since 2008 from general cargo/roro at Gt Yarmouth and now Hull)
TRITON (Vosper Thornycroft/MoD trimaran trials vessel 2000) - chartered to Australian Customs, based Darwin.

Inshore vessels MERRIEL D, TITAN EXPLORER, TITAN SURVEYOR, WATERFALL

and the little workboat GEORGE D, named in memory of company founder George Darling, who died in 2006. I met George a few times in the 1990s - a remarkable rough diamond - see his obituary at http://www.hydro-international.com/issu ... tuary.html
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Re: OCEAN SEEKER 1970

Post by yorkieman » Mon Aug 30, 2010 5:57 pm

There is another Offshore Vessel carrying the name GEORGE, I like to think of it as my very own, isn't she lovely?
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Re: OCEAN SEEKER 1970

Post by Henk » Mon Aug 30, 2010 7:37 pm

Uhm, propulsion 1x paddle for a short time?
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Re: OCEAN SEEKER 1970

Post by Patrick Hill » Sun Jan 24, 2016 7:23 pm

Sailing from Albert to Alex dock Hull 11/09/2015 - eventually sailed from Hull for Grenaa in Denmark to be broken up 12/12/15
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