Our latest ship investment has finally been completed.
On April 19th M/V Franklin came into our ownership and will now be upgraded to a Swedish flagged top-modern, ocean survey and research vessel. Currently, she is taken to berth in Göteborg, where installations and upgrading will take place.
”It is indeed reassuring to finally close this business deal and it is yet another step in our expansive strategy. We will target larger shares of the world survey market than today and M/V Franklin is the perfect platform launching high-resolution surveys in bathymetry, geophysics and environmental investigations in both our Scandinavian home waters and abroad on the seven seas”- says Ola Oskarsson, CEO, MMT AB.
”M/V Franklin gives us other possibilities to act ocean wide than our smaller, littoral surveying vessels does today. Our survey vessel M/V Triad is with her current configuration exceptionally good within the depth interval of 5 – 500 meters but have, of course, with the lesser size, constraints to what is feasible due to weather, sea and endurance when sea borne. M/V Franklin is therefore a powerful and expansive addition to us and with her, the oceans are open to worldwide survey and research assignments ” – says Svante Johansson, CEO, Shipriders AB.