Petrel Explorer

Survey Vessel

M/V Petrel Explorer joined the fleet in 2019. The vessel can operate worldwide and is currently available for charter.

Main specifications below describe the general characteristics for the vessel.

Vessel Specifications

OwnerSeaBird Explorations Vessels Limited
Port of RegistryBergen
Built / Rebuilt2008
Class Notation+1A1 Clean COMF(V­3) DK(+) DYNPOS(AUTR) E0 HELDK(S) SF
IMO Number9418858
Ship TypeMT 6007 (Seismic Research Vessel)
Call SignLAND8
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 Genrator1 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


CompressorsTo be installed
Total Air CapacityTo be installed


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