SEA PROFILER 1955

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SEA PROFILER 1955

Post by yorkieman » Thu Sep 02, 2010 8:03 am

Old lady of the exploration fleet, built as SHACKLETON for the British Antarctic Survey fleet.
At Hull in 2009 and 2010.
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Re: SEA PROFILER 1955

Post by starr5 » Tue Oct 26, 2010 8:44 am

Sea profiler now going into Dunstons Dry dock to have all the Underwater sonar and other gear removed also engine room and other equipment to be took off prior to her going for scrapping.
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Re: SEA PROFILER 1955

Post by yorkieman » Tue Oct 26, 2010 8:55 am

That's rather sad to hear Mike but over 55 years she has given good service particularly in the Antarctic fleet ...
1955, 1082gt, survey vessel
Solvesborgs Varv (41) as ARENDAL
1955 SHACKLETON, British Antarctic Survey
1983 GEOTEK BETA
1984 PROFILER
1992 SEA PROFILER
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Re: SEA PROFILER 1955

Post by Magoonigal » Tue Oct 26, 2010 11:08 am

I know this has been mentioned before but just to round off this thread.

She suffered water ingress off the Humber on Saturday 25th September 2010. Two extra pumps were delivered by Helicopter, however the crew managed to re-route the main ballast pump to stem the flow. She was escorted into the Humber by the Tug RED WOLF. All 21 crew reported safe.

They must have had a good look at her and decided repairs were not an economic proposition, which considering her age is not surprising.
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Re: SEA PROFILER 1955

Post by Patrick Hill » Tue Nov 09, 2010 5:07 pm

Further update in todays Lloyds List - she has been repaired in the drydock and research equipment removed, she will then be laid up to provide accomodation while conversion of a new vessel is ongoing (Tokai).

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