The Fugro Americas is a USCG Subchapter U, SOLAS ABS Class A1, AMS, DPS 1, ACCU Vessel. The Unique design of the Fugro Americas is well suited for high resolution geophysical surveys. The 190’x41’12 vessel is a first of a new design for research / survey vessels. The diesel electric powered vessel provides an extremely quiet environment for research and habitat. With berthing for 38 in 22 state rooms the vessel has all the comforts of home for the crew members and scientists assigned to the vessel.
May 29th 2014
From its Lockport, La., shipyard, Thoma-Sea launched the Fugro Americas, a 193' offshore geotechnical survey vessel on May 29. The vessel is equipped with state-of-the-art geotechnical and hydrographic survey equipment, spacious instrument and processing rooms, dynamic positioning system and a HiPAP 500 acoustic positioning system. The vessel also has stabilizer tanks, and is equipped with two 20MT A-frames that can handle a range of geotechnical equipment, and remotely operated autonomous underwater vehicles to support modern survey operations. The vessel’s hull was extensively optimized using CFD analyses and model testing for sea keeping performance and bubble sweep down. The owner of this vessel is Fugro America.
May 27, 2014