DP II – Trenching Support Vessel
The Argo is a DP-2 Trenching Support Vessel built for worldwide operations, specially designed and outfitted for supporting a variety of subsea trenching vehicles. She is also well equipped for cable laying and repairs as well as for diving, ROV, Survey, and IMR work. She is fitted with an ROV Hangar housing 2 WROVs (1 x over side launching, 1 through moonpool launching), a 150T AHC offshore crane, and a 65T A-Frame.
The Argo is a Skipsteknisk® ST-254L CD design built in Spain in 2011 as the Polar King and was acquired by her current owners in August 2020. She is certified under the Special Purpose Ships Safety Code (SPS Code 2008) for up to 112 persons onboard and holds an extensive track record, on a variety of diverse subsea construction projects. She is well known in the market as a reliable and robust unit, capable of handling harsh environmental conditions.
The Argo (/ˈɑːrɡoʊ/; in Greek: Ἀργώ) is named after the ship which, according to Greek mythology, carried Jason and the Argonauts from Iolcos in Greece to Colchis in the Black Sea to retrieve the Golden Fleece. She is the second vessel in the Asso fleet to bear this name.