Survey Vessel 'White Ribbon' Joins A-2-Sea Fleet

We recently welcomed our latest survey vessel, 'White Ribbon' to our fleet.

White Ribbon will provide a stable and versatile platform for performing hydrographic, geophysical and environmental surveys around the UK. Previously owned by the British Geological Survey (BGS), the vessel's name refers to coastal areas where survey data collection is challenging. The 7.9m Cheetah Marine Catamaran is road-transportable, meaning it can be quickly deployed to any coastal location both quickly and cost-effectively.

A-2-Sea's Managing Director, Ross Taylor said: "We are delighted to have White Ribbon join our survey fleet. She will be a great asset, particularly given her stability, shallow draught and ability to operate effectively in inshore coastal areas."

Reflecting continuing investment in the company's survey capability, A-2-Sea has also recently invested in new survey equipment, including a NORBIT Winghead i77h Multibeam Echosounder, a Sonardyne Mini-Ranger 2 USBL, Edgetech 4125 High-Resolution Side Scan Sonar and several Geometrics G882 Magnetometers.

The smallest vessel in A-2-Sea's fleet, White Ribbon will provide A-2-Sea with enhanced flexibility to support a wide variety of shallow water survey projects. Survey Director Chris Briggs comments "The addition of 'White Ribbon' to our fleet will allow us to respond quickly and efficiently to our clients' survey requirements, regardless of location. The vessel's road-transportability means that we can be deployed at short notice to any coastal location in the UK."

With a top speed of 25 knots and surveying up to 10 knots, the vessel will be a valuable asset for A-2-Sea's clients, providing both a faster transit and data acquisition. Ross adds "The addition of 'White Ribbon' to our fleet is a reflection of our commitment to providing our clients with the latest survey equipment and capabilities. We are always looking for ways to improve our service offering and this vessel will help us to do just that."

For more information please visit the White Ribbon vessel page.

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