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Noordhoek Pathfinder Sets Out

12 April 2010

Noordhoek Survey is pleased to announce that the newly delivered DPII ROV Survey SV NOORDHOEK PATHFINDER has successfully completed both its verification trials and its first assignment. The vessel was delivered on schedule and has performed flawlessly during this first survey, meeting all of Noordhoek Survey's stringent Quality Assurance and Quality Control criteria.

The DPII ROV Survey SV NOORDHOEK PATHFINDER is now back in The Netherlands mobilising immediately for its second assignment.

This new, state-of-the-art vessel is, specifically designed for efficient Survey and ROV operations in the North Sea. The NOORDHOEK PATHFINDER is mobilised with a Grade 2 Dynamic Positioning system (DPII), diesel electric drive, a large moon pool, a 25 Tonnes offshore crane. She is also equipped with Work & Inspection Class ROV systems, Side Scan Sonar Tow-Fish, McCartney Focus 2 ROTV systems and an exceptional survey suite.

With accommodation for 40 people split between single and double cabins she is a very comfortable and spacious vessel to work on.

The most accurate and reliable survey equipment is installed and the systems have full plug and play interconnectivity ensuring accurate and repeatable resulting. The vessel's main functions will be analogue/digital geophysical surveys, geotechnical investigation, hydrographic surveys, pipeline inspection and IRM.

With the SV NOORDHOEK PATHFINDER now operational, Noordhoek is operating 3 subsea support vessels: consisting of the DPII DSV NOORDHOEK CONSTRUCTOR and the DPII DSV/ROV NOORDHOEK SINGAPORE.

Noordhoek Offshore B.V. is a leading provider of subsea construction, diving, ROV and survey services to the offshore oil and gas industry, serving operators and contractors internationally and domestically in the North Sea. Construction services include installation, upgrading and decommissioning of pipelines and production infrastructure. Diving, ROV and survey services include inspection, repair and maintenance services and support services for subsea infrastructure and underwater structures.