The research vessel WG Columbus arrived St.John's June 8, 2014. The ship was built in 2009, and is owned by Westerngeco Fleet Management Gatwick, UK. She is 89 meters long, and is 6,922 gross tons
The ship has the x bow design, in which this concept was launched in 2005. The benefits of this bow design, increased operational window, lower fuel consumption, reduced emissions, safer workplace for workers, and comfort, and high speed, due to less bow slamming.