The Northern Franklin was built in 1984 as an oceanographic research vessel for Australia’s CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization) and served in Australia waters and in blue water research until 2002. When the ship was put up for sale, a group of private investors bought it for the purpose of converting it into a private yacht and sailed Northern Franklin from Hobart, Tasmania to Sweden and then to a shipyard in Latvia. Luckily, MMT found the ship before any changes were made. MMT bought Northern Franklin in April 2005, and a technical refit of the ship’s systems was started as well as the installation of various survey systems. MMT operated the Northern Franklin under its own management until 2018, when a long-term agreement was entered into with Northern Survey.
The Frederik was built as a customs boat in 1985 at the Fassmer shipyard in Bremen and served as a customs boat based in Bremerhaven. In 2011, the ship came under the Danish flag and refitted as a survey and ROV vessel. The Frederik acted as a tender boat for wind farms before, during and after their construction both at home and abroad. Northern Survey bought the Frederik in 2016 and we greatly appreciate this smaller ship, which is very well equipped in terms of machinery and on the bridge. The Frederik has a great advantage with its shallow draft and its water jets, which means it can operate in shallow waters.
The Northern Karoline is Northern Survey’s first ship and was originally built as a whaler in a shipyard in Glasgow, Scotland. Northern Karoline served as a whaler in the Antarctic until this whaling was largely banned in the 1960s. The ship then served as a cargo ship transporting quarry stone, from Norway to the Danish ports. In the 1980s, the Northern Karoline was converted into a standby rescue vessel for the offshore sector. In 2009, Northern Survey bought the ship from Møkster shipping. In 2020, the Northern Karoline underwent an extensive refit, including a completely new accommodation and a class renewal. - Despite her years she is a dependable and much sought after lady, who always leaves the customers satisfied after every job!
The ‘ Northern Cecilia’ was built and operated as a standard PSV, as the ‘Ocean Produce’ and ‘Normand Produce’). In 1986 was she lengthen/ converted to also act as a MRV vessel as ‘Sølvbas’ later converted with Fire Fighting (3600 m3/hrs), Oil Recovery (abt 500 m3). With one azimuth thruster forward and two azimuth thrusters aft plus a Thruster, she has very good station keeping capacities ‘Cecilia’ is a Offshore Support Vessel special design to give our client a very efficient vessel for their operations.