IN PICTURES: The strangest looking ship...ever!
The Ramform Atlas is one of the strangest-looking ships ever built. She is one of two new vessels in the Ramform Titan class of 3D seismic survey vessels belonging to Petroleum Geo-Services, an Oslo-based seismic data acquisition company.
Another two sister ships will be delivered this year.
Her unique design was developed with one single purpose in mind – collecting the maximum amount of seismic data quickly, safely and reliably.
The ‘Ramform’ hull shape, first developed in 1995, features a vast aft for installing and towing seismic equipment. The Ramform Titan class, the largest Ramform vessels yet, are designed with a 70-meter beam and 24 reals for a capacity of up to 22 streamers.