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Ocean Resolution - Start of Line!

Gardline’s new state of the art survey vessel, the Ocean Resolution, has now commenced survey operations following equipment trials earlier this year. The vessel has been purpose designed to cater for both offshore Oil & Gas and Wind Farm surveys, being equally at home in both markets.

The Ocean Resolution is a DP2 survey vessel with 80m LOA and a beam of 18m allowing her to be configured with an array of high specification equipment to conduct simultaneous survey operations from a single mobilisation including 2D & 3DHR seismic, shallow geotechnical with a 100kN CPT deployable through the vessel’s moonpool and environmental sampling through the side A-Frames. The vessel is designed with safety and comfort of the crew in mind with bespoke back deck handling systems.

“The Ocean Resolution is a true multi-purpose survey vessel offering unique solutions to our clients and adaptable to meet any survey requirement. The vessel is already proving very popular with a number of projects booked in 2021 with a wide variety of work scopes, demonstrating just how versatile she is”. - Nick Bayfield, Gardline Commercial Director.

Alan Pillar, Gardline’s Geophysical General Manager commented: “we are delighted that the Ocean Resolution is now part of Gardline’s survey fleet, after a period of detailed planning, conversion and commissioning, it’s exciting to see the vessel in operation. I am very proud of the entire team for delivering this state-of-the-art vessel."


Gardline’s Fleet Manager Mark Bobby stated: “The addition of Ocean Resolution to the Gardline Fleet brings a SPS compliant, DP2 Diesel Electric power plant vessel with high specification machinery capable of undertaking a wide range of complex offshore tasks. The project pulled together the expertise from both Gardline and Boskalis producing a platform for the future, thank you all.”

For further information and interview requests, please contact:

Emily Dye, Gardline: +44 1493 845600 /

Martijn Schuttevaer, Boskalis: +31 78 696 9310 / 

Notes to editors:

Gardline Limited, wholly owned subsidiary of Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. is a multidisciplinary marine survey company with 50 years of experience delivering data-driven insight to the offshore energy market. Using cutting edge technology underpinned by science-based R&D, its geophysical, geotechnical and environmental understanding provides turn-key solutions for industry, enabling energy firms to solve complex challenges offshore. 

Established in Great Yarmouth, UK, in 1969 Gardline has grown to become one of the world’s largest marine survey companies.

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