The Ramform Explorer is a vessel of 'firsts'. Launched in 1995, the first seismic Ramform was the first ever vessel to tow eight streamers which was achieved in her first North Sea season. In 1996, she was the first vessel to acquire over 1000 sq km in a month, and has achieved this consistently ever since then. In 1997 she became the first vessel to tow twelve streamers In 1998 with the largest single-vessel spread in the industry at the time of 1350 m and in the same operation, she became the first ever vessel to acquire over 100 sq. km in a single day. The vessel was overhauled and upgraded in 2010.