New Survey Vessel Commissioned

Deep has commissioned her new survey vessel SV Storm. The vessel is a purpose-built 12m Blyth catamaran. To facilitate various survey sensors, the vessel is equipped with a hydraulic operated bracket through a moonpool between the hulls and an A frame.   The vessel will be used on survey contracts of Deep with the Dutch government and various windfarm-related clients. Key survey equipment on the vessel are a SEA Swathplus echosounder, IXSEA Octans, L3 Klein 3000 side-scan sonar and an inshore sled operated Innovatum Smartrak cable tracker.   (read more)
2009-04-01 01:09:43

Survey Vessel 'FeliX' Operational

iXblue has christened its new survey vessel 'FeliX', a 25m catamaran developed for hydrographic, biological and oceanographic surveys. Her composite construction houses innovative techniques, responding to scientific and economical requirements. FeliX is described as agile in her movements, while at the same time being respectful towards the environment. The hull will not corrode as she is made of composites. She is also very maintenance friendly. The fuel consumption also is reduced. The shape and materials used make the vessel to have a low acoustic noise emission, contributing to good imagery. This makes the vessel versatile. She is adapted for high seas and... (read more)
2016-06-22 02:25:58

Survey Vessel Acadia

By an Old Hydrographer
On July 5th 2003 the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, the Canadian Hydrographic Service and former officers, staff and crew of the CSS Acadia, gathered in Halifax, Nova Scotia, to celebrate her 90th birthday. The Acadia was the pride of the Canadian Hydrographic Service fleet for many decades. Now, as the museum’s largest artefact, she draws considerable attention, respect and admiration from those who appreciate fine vessels. The Canadian Survey Ship (CSS) Acadia was designed and built for hydrographic surveys by Swan, Hunter and Wigham Richardson Ltd. at Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England. She arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on July 8th 1913... (read more)
2008-01-01 01:00:00

Survey/Support Vessel Delivery

Alnmaritec has delivered Dalby Esk, the second of the new Wave Master class of wind farm support vessels, to Dalby Offshore Renewables. The new vessel has a multi-purpose capability for survey and dive support as well as wind farm service roles. She already has her first contract, working on the Outer Gabbard wind farm as a crew transfer and logistics vessel, with her prime roles being refuelling and transferring equipment around the field.   The Dalby Esk measures 20m x 7.2m and she is fitted with twin MTU engines and fixed-pitch propellers giving her a top speed of 28.5 knots.... (read more)
2011-11-15 12:34:10

Survey Suite for New German Survey Vessel

Kongsberg Maritime, Norway, has been awarded the contract to supply a survey suite to a vessel currently under construction and for use by a consortium of German universities. The universities are the first to specify the 0.5º x 1º configuration of the EM122 multibeam echo sounder system.       The contract, an open tender won amongst tough competition, covers all hydro-acoustic aspects of the new-build survey vessel ‘Tiefsee Forschungs Schiff’ (TFS), which has been commissioned to replace the old RV Sonne, the current vessel being shared by the same group of German universities. The EM122 is a field-proven and... (read more)
2012-12-18 09:54:11

Fugro Survey Expands Geohazard Survey Vessel Fleet

Fugro will acquire the vessel KV Tromsø from Kystvaktskipet Tromsø of Norway. This vessel will be converted initially for acoustic pipeline inspection survey operations and will be ready for deployment in May 2007. It was built in 1997 and is currently serving as a Norwegian Coastguard vessel. This acquisition is part of Fugro’s ongoing policy to partly replace, modernise and expand its fleet of seabed survey vessels. KV Tromsø will be renamed and will be operated by Fugro Survey Ltd of Aberdeen, increasing the UK/Norwegian operated geohazard survey vessel fleet to five units. The vessel will be equipped to a... (read more)
2007-02-08 11:35:45

Innovative Twin-hull Survey Vessel

Fast Solution for Hydrographical and Ecological Survey
The Dutch government closely monitors morphological processes and water quality in its national waters, a task that falls to the measuring and information divisions of the Dutch Directorate-General of Public Works and Water management (Rijkswaterstaat). These divisions are currently undergoing a process of change. The Scheurrak may be the first in a series of new survey vessels for future Rijkswaterstaat deployment. Several transition processes have been initiated within Rijkswaterstaat, aimed at enhanced outsourcing to commercial firms on the one hand, and on the other more mutual co-operation within the organisation. This objective of organisational modification has been taken into account... (read more)
2007-05-31 12:00:00

Survey Vessel MV Proteus Launched

UK-based specialist seabed mapping company Osiris Projects has launched the 5th vessel in its fleet, the 14.0m GRP catamaran MV Proteus. Designed to provide an excellent working platform for coastal survey operations, MV Proteus can work up to 60 miles from a safe haven under MCA Category 2 and has a maximum speed of 24 knots. The vessel benefits from a shallow draft of just 1.0m making her ideal for inshore operations, while the hull design ensures exceptional manoeuvrability at both low and high speeds and incorporates a low drag profile providing fuel economy.   The vessel is equipped with... (read more)
2013-11-22 12:00:00

Fugro Orders Geophysical Survey Vessel

Fugro has signed an agreement with ship designers and builders, Fr. Fassmer GMBH & Co. KG of Bremen (Germany), for the design and construction of a new geophysical survey vessel. It will be named the MV Fugro Searcher.   The suite of survey equipment will include EA600 single beam echo sounder, EM302 and EM3002 multibeam echo sounders, Edgetech dual frequency 4200 digital sidescan sonar, chirp sub-bottom profiler, Hydroscience SeeMUX digital system, with a seismic source of up to 970 cu in firing into a 3000 solid digital streamer, and a HiPAP 500 USBL system.  The vessel will be fully networked... (read more)
2007-12-27 10:44:30

Kongsberg Presents Compact Survey Vessel

The GeoSwath Compact Survey Vessel (CSV) is being shown for the first time at this week's Ocean Business (located on the dockside). The first-ever Kongsberg-developed survey vessel integrates all the equipment needed to survey shallow coastal and inland waterways quickly. It is based on a powerful and manoeuvrable two-person catamaran equipped with the latest GeoSwath 4 shallow-water multibeam system. The GeoSwath CSV features a 30HP outboard motor and is road transportable on the supplied lightweight trailer, which enables launch and recovery from even the remotest of locations. With a draft of only 0.35 metres and a dry weight of just... (read more)
2017-04-05 03:28:19
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