OCEAN INFINITY ADS SOLSTAD’S NORMAN FRONTIER TO FLEET
Ocean Infinity, the next generation sub-sea technology and data company announced the successful launch of its third vessel, Normand Frontier. The vessel has now been mobilised, having been signed on a three-year year charter with the Norwegian ship owner Solstad Offshore in December 2018.
The Normand Frontier is a modern, fuel-efficient, multi-purpose vessel capable of both supporting AUV and USV operations, as well as deep water search and recovery services. The mobilisation of this third vessel adds to Ocean Infinity’s current fleet consisting of the Seabed Constructor and MV Island Pride, and will allow Ocean Infinity to serve its clients on a global basis across each of the world’s major oceans.
Ocean Infinity now operates three permanently mobilised subsea vessels each equipped with 5 AUVs, 3 USVs, 2 ROVs, full ocean depth hull mounted multi-beam echo-sounder, deep water 45 tonnes fibre rope winch and construction class crane. Ocean Infinity can rapidly deploy their innovative technology and efficient data gathering capabilities to any operation globally.
Oliver Plunkett, Ocean Infinity’s CEO, said:
“This is another landmark moment for Ocean Infinity and an important step in consolidating our position as the industry leader in sub-sea technology and data. Driven by demand from clients wishing to move away from legacy technologies the mobilisation of a third vessel allows us to service our clients globally across a range of sectors and materially improves the bandwidth of our offering.”
Ocean Infinity was involved in the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in early 2018, deploying Seabed Constructor between January and May without success. In November of the same year, Seabed Constructor located the wreck of Argentinian submarine ARA San Juan, which had disappeared a year earlier. At end December 2018, Ocean Infinity was contracted by the South Korean government to search for the wreck of the sunken bulk carrier ship Stellar Daisy, which sank in March 2017 in the South Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Uruguay. On 17 February 2019, the company announced
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