GC Rieber Shipping ASA has entered into a time charter agreement with Reach Subsea for the CSV Polar King to support Norwegian University for Science and Technology’s (NTNU) scientific operation under the MarMine Project in the mid-Atlantic ridge.
The project will deploy ROV, AUV and grabs for seabed mapping and sampling for geological and biological research related to marine mining.
Estimated duration is three weeks.
“We’re excited to yet again take part in research and exploration activities in the North Atlantic region, an activity which forms an important part of GC Rieber Shipping’s heritage.”, says GC Rieber CEO Irene Waage Basili.
GC Rieber Shipping's business within offshore/shipping includes ownership in specialized vessels, high quality marine ship management and project development within the segments subsea, ice/support and marine seismic.
It currently operates 13 advanced special purpose vessels for defined markets within the subsea, ice/support and marine seismic segments, of which the company owns 11.