She is a geotechnical investigation vessel and is equipped with a AMR600 drill rig which is capable of drilling up to 800m below sea level.
The Highland Eagle has been taken on a long term charter by GEMS who are a multidisciplinary international geotechnical engineering and marine survey group working primarily offshore. They specilaise in offshore geotechnical site investigations, marine geophysics, hydrography, environmental and other studies.
Highland Eagle is primarily used for oil and gas site investigations and windfarm turbine investigations. She is capable of Geotechnical investigations, onboard testing and 200kN Seabed piezocone penetration testing (PCPT).
She was built in 2003 by Brattvaag Skipsverft, Norway as yard number 95 and is 72m long with a 16m beam and 5.9m draught.
GRT = 2244, NRT =936 and DWT 3,200
She has two main engines both rated at 2,725 BHP with a single 800 BHP bow thruster, twin 800 BHP stern thrusters and a 1000 BHP Azimuth thruster.
Accommodation on board comprises 14 single and 12 twin rooms.
Projects conducted offshore by GEMS include geotechnical investigations for piled and gravity base foundation design, jack up stability, subsea templates, oil and gas pipelines, cable routes and windfarms.
Highland Eagle is one of three vessels in their fleet undertaking dedicated
geotechnical and site investigation work.
MMSI - 235639000
REG - UK, London
IMO - 9249465
Call Sign - VQIE5
Built - Brattvaag Skipsvert, Brattvaag, NO
Yard No. - 95
L 72m W 16m
Year - 2003
Liverpool, 27 May 2014