Alpine’s vessel offerings provide our clients’ with the flexibility they need to design effective and efficient projects.

Besides Alpine owned and operated vessels, we have access to a worldwide network of vessel operators including Gardline’s impressive fleet of multi-purpose and geotechnical platforms.

Alpine’s vessels are available as part of a turn-key survey package or as a stand-alone charter.

R/V Shearwater

The R/V Shearwater combines superior maneuverability with state-of-the-art research facilities to provide a flexible, multipurpose platform for 24hr marine surveying. The vessel fills the gap between small coastal and large offshore survey platforms providing a cost effective solution for many applications. In addition, the Shearwater allows for a single vessel to complete different tasks, such as geotechnical surveys, thereby affording our clients the opportunity to save both time and money.

Type

Multi-Role Vessel

LOA

110’

Beam

39’

Main Propulsion

Two Hydraulically Powered Azimuth Thrusters

Thrusters

Bow thruster

Accommodation

20 berths including crew

Moon pool

2 x 1m diameter multi-purpose and 1 x multi-beam moon pool

A - Frames

Hydraulic Stern A-Frame and fixed side A-Frame

Crane

40’ Retractable Crane

Capability

Geophysical, Sediment Sampling, Oceanographic, Environmental Surveys. ROV Support.

 

Shearwater Brochure

R/V Henry Hudson

With a 3’ draft, and a 20 knot cruising speed, this “V” hull vessel is an extremely flexible intra-coastal and near shore platform. Its jet drive configuration offers superior maneuverability at low and high speeds along with the ability to maximize shallow water operations. Multiple deck mounted equipment handling and deployment options, ample cabin space, and fuel efficient operations provide an impressive solution for both research work and marine support tasks.

Type

Multi-Role Vessel

LOA

45’

Beam

16’

Draft

3’

Main Propulsion

2 x Jet Drives

Accommodation

No berths. Comfortably accommodates 6 people for daylight operations

A - Frames

Fixed stern A-Frame, Side Mounted Davit.

Winch

Permanently installed high speed equipment winch

Capability

Geophysical, Mini-Vibracore and Grab Sediment Sampling, Oceanographic, Environmental Surveys. ROV and Diver Support.

R/V William M

This trailerable shallow draft vessel provides a perfect platform for surveying in inland waters and shallow coastal zones. The enclosed, climate controlled cabin has enough space to operate a suite of geophysical and hydrographic equipment.

Type

Multi-Role Vessel

LOA

22’

Beam

7’

Draft

2’ 6”

Main Propulsion

2 x 90 HP Outboard Engines

Accommodation

No berths. Accommodates 4 people for daylight operations

Equipment Handling

Side Davit and Dedicated Over-the-Side Equipment Mounts

Capability

Geophysical, Grab Sampling, Oceanographic, Environmental Surveys

 

R/V George

This trailerable shallow draft tri-hull pontoon vessel provides a highly stable platform for shallow water in-land operations. It is well suited for mini-vibracoring or grab sampling, Oceanographic equipment deployment and retrieval, and basic geophysical/hydrographic surveying.

Type

Multi-Role

LOA

24’

Beam

8’

Draft

3’

Main Propulsion

1 x 115 HP Outboard Engine and 1 x 25 HP Emergency Backup

Accommodation

No berths. Accommodates 4 people for daylight operations

Equipment Handling

Davits, A-frames, Winches and over-the-side equipment mounts available as required.

Capability

Mini-Vibracoring, Grab Sampling, Geophysical, Hydrographic Oceanographic, and Environmental Surveys.

Very Shallow Water and Surf Zone Survey Platforms

Alpine offers survey platform options for extremely shallow environments or sites which may have limited launch facilities. These include:

  • Jet Skis with hull mounted echosounders, RTK positioning and waterproof navigation screens for surf zone or extremely shallow water operations.
  • Flat bottomed Jon boats with either gas or electric powered outboards for surveying in either very shallow waters or areas lacking launch ramps where the boat needs to be hand carried into the water.

Did you know?

By conducting both MMO and PAMS in conjunction, limiting factors such as poor weather conditions, background noise, non-acoustic animals or non-detectable vocalizations can be overcome, meaning your survey can be carried out during 24 hour operations, allowing a greater range of freedom in survey operations.


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