Ocean Explorer - State of the art research vessel

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It’s impressive that a fairly simple IMR vessel can become this sophisticated Research Vessel.
Here she is as the original Volstad Surveyor:
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Built in Spain in 2010:

She was laid up in Ålesund for quite a while, both before and after her sale in 2016.

https://www.sjohistorie.no/no/skip/934533

Last own picture of Alycia 2 ex. Volstad Surveyor before she left Ålesund for Rotterdam
and conversion into Ocean Explorer: