Seahorse Standard

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Name: Balder Cabot (1981-1985)
British Magnus (1985-1998)
Operator: K/S Ocean Supply AS
Builder: Marystown Shipyard, Marystown
Yard number: 29
Career (Australia)
Name: Seahorse Standard
Operator: DMS Maritime
Identification: Call sign:VNFW
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IMO number: 7623930
MMSI number: 503044000
Status: Active, based at HMAS Stirling
General characteristics
Displacement: 2090 tons
Length: 72 m (236 ft)
Beam: 16 m (52 ft)
Draught: 4.2 m (14 ft)
Speed: 10 knots (19 km/h; 12 mph)
Armament: None

Seahorse Standard is a multi-purpose vessel operated by Defence Maritime Services under contract to the Royal Australian Navy (RAN).[1] She is based at HMAS Stirling in Western Australia.[2]

The vessel was engaged in March 2014 in the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in the South Indian Ocean where she will tow a Towed pinger locator on loan from the United States Navy.[3]


  1. ^ Wertheim (2007), pp.28-29.
  2. ^ Wilson (1994), pp. 78-79.
  3. ^ Lavrinc, Damon (March 25, 2014). "This Underwater Microphone Could Find the Missing Malaysia Airlines Jet". Wired.