Fulmar Explorer

Source Vessel

M/V Fulmar Explorer joined the fleet in 2019.

Marine and Seismic specifications below describe the general characteristics for the vessel. 

Vessel Specifications

OwnerSeaBird Explorations Vessels Limited
Port of RegistryLimassol
Built / Rebuilt2009
Class Notation+1A1 Clean COMF(V­3) DK(+) DYNPOS(AUTR) E0 HELDK(S) SF
IMO Number9418860
Ship TypeMT 6007 (Seismic Research Vessel)
Call Sign5BKQ5
Overall Length80.35 m
Breadth / Beam16.4 / 19.2 / 21.2 m
Max Draft6.20 m
Depth to main deck7.45 m
Gross Tonnage5061
Net Tonnage1519
Deadweight3000 t
Max Speed / Consumption15 Knots / 32-34 m³/24hrs
Cruising Speed / Consumption10 Knots / 12-15 m³/24hrs
Fuel Capacity1230 m3 MGO
Fresh Water603 m³
Fresh Water Production15m³ / 24hrs
Roll Reduction Tanks83 m³ at boat deck level
Water Ballast1625 m³
HelideckD 21m / 12.8 t

Power specifications

Engines4 x 1900 kW Caterpillar
Harbour Generator1 x 410 kW Caterpillar
ConfigurationDiesel Electric
Propellers2 x 2600kW Steerprop Azimuth Thrusters
Azimuth Thruster1 x 880kW Brunvoll
Bow Thrusters1 x 800kW Brunvoll
Electrical Distribution220V, 415V & 690V @ 60Hz
Redundant PropulsionFully redundant propulsion - DP2

Communication Systems

Satcom2 x Sealink Vsat C Band
MF/HF Radio1 x Thrane & Thrane / CU5100
VHF2 x Sailor RT5020 VHF DSC
3 x Sailor C4900
Inmarsat C2 x Sailor 3606 (Thrane & Thrane)
Inmarsat F771 x Sailor Inmarsat fleet 77
EPIRB-AUTO1 x Mcmurdo G5
EPIRB-TRON1 x Tron 40S
Helicopter VHF2 x Jotron TR810
Heli Beacon1 x TS Radion Beacon TS1B 410 kHz
SART2 x Jotron-Tron SART 9 GHz
GMDSS3 x Jotron portable VFH / Tron TR20

Navigation Systems

Radars1 x X-Band Raytheon Anschutz
1 x S-Band Raytheon Anschutz
Gyro Compass3 x Anschutz STD 22
Autopilot1 x Anschutz NP 2015
Speed Log1 x Skipper SB-60-SA
Echo Sounder1 x Skipper GDS102
1 x Simrad/ EA600 18 kHz & 200 kHz
ECDIS2 x Raytheon Pathfinder ST MK 2
DPS1 x Kongsberg Seatex / DPS 200
1 x Kongsberg Seatex / DPS 132
DGPS1 x Kongsberg Seatex / DGPS 464
Navtex1 x JRC NCR-333


Cabin Types3 State Cabins w seperate bedroom
23 Single Cabins
4 Double Cabins
10 1+1 man Cabins
Total40 Cabins and 54 Berths
Conference and Training Room1 Conference Room
Sauna and Fitness Room2 Day Rooms and 1 Gym
Client Office2

Seismic Source

Compressors4 x NEA 57
Air capacity4 x 2000 cfm @ 2000 psi
Source arrays9 sub-arrays / gunstrings
AirgunsBolt 1500 LL & 1900 LLX-T
Nearfield HydrophonesGL 4k Hydrophone calibrated
RGPSSeaMap / Buoylink 4DX
Gun controllerSeaMap GunLink 2500
NavigationGator II. Ver 1.9