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AMT Explorer seen here outbound from the Port of Tyne (North East England) on 25th March 2008 - bound for Liverpool having had modules fitted at the AMEC Yard on the Tyne.
Photographed from North Shields Ferry Landing.

Being towed by BANCKERT - IMO 7230135 - see separate photographs in TUGS Category

Originally Launched as Abeille 902

Type of ship : Pontoon - Cable layer

Year of build : 1984-12 Austin & Pickersgill Ltd. - Southwick, Sunderland Yard/hull No.: 1427
Hull Material:Steel; Hull Connections:Welded; Decks:1 dk

Converted from: Deck-Cargo Pontoon, Non-propelled-200709

Owner:    Augustea Group - Naples, Italy
Operator: Anchor Marine Transportation - London

Length Overall   91.720  
Length (Reg)   87.780  
Breadth Extreme   30.760  
Breadth Moulded   30.480
Draught   6.168  
Depth   7.620
Gross   5,689
Net   1,706
Deadweight   13,980

"Explorer is an offshore transportation / cargo barge that has been equipped to carry out cable installation operations in the coastal and near shore zones. The barge requires towing and anchor handling support vessels
when under tow and when carrying out operations but is otherwise,
self sufficient for twenty four hour per day continuous installation operations."

Full specifications can be seen @ www.oceanteam.nl/download/specs_clbex.pdf