With an endurance of up to 6 days working on a 24hr basis, the Morven offers a stable, capable working platform ideally suited to hydrographic survey.

The Morven is a 19.82m LOA, 1.9m draft survey vessel with 24-hr operational capability and an endurance of up to 6 days. Operating under MCA workboat code Category 2, the UK-registered vessel can accommodate up to 4 marine crew and 3 survey crew members for 24-hr operations, with capacity available for a client representative.





6 days


Permanently equipped with an advanced survey spread

The Morven is permanently mobilised with advanced survey equipment, including a Kongsberg EM2040 Compact (dual-head configuration; hull-mounted) multibeam echosounder (MBES) integrated with an Applanix POSMV GNSS-aided inertial navigation system.

QPS Qinsy is used as the hydrographic survey management system which incorporates the GNSS navigation solution and geophysical survey equipment to geo-reference the survey data.

With dedicated survey workstations, adequate deck space, a galley and crew mess, the vessel provides comfortable, well-considered working areas allowing for onboard data QC.

Permanently mobilised

24hr capability

Comfortable working environment

Vessel Specifications

Flag:  UK

SCV Work Boat Code:  Category 2 (60 miles from safe haven, max 12 persons)

Length overall:  19.82m

Beam:  5.48m

Draft:   1.9m

Total 8 for 24hr operation: two x 1 berth, three x 2 berth. Dedicated survey area, Galley, crew mess

Survey speed:  6-10 knots (dedicated survey engine)

Cruising speed:  12-14 knots (main engines)

Multibeam Echosounder:  Kongsberg EM2040C (200-400KHz, Dual-Head, Dual-Swath). R2Sonic 2024 (700KHz, 0.3° x 0.4°) (optional)

Side Scan Sonar:  EdgeTech Ultra High Resolution (600-1600KHz) (optional)

Positioning System:  Applanix POSMV

Motion Sensor:  Applanix POSMV (Integrated) IMU

Sound Velocity:  Valeport MiniSVS Sound Velocity Sensor, Valeport MiniSVP Sound Velocity Profiler

Navigation Software:  QPS QINSy Integrated Navigation Solution

Processing Software:  QPS Qimera, CARIS HIPS & SIPS (optional)

Charting System:  TRANSAS NaviSailor 4000 MFD ECS with vessel track data logging

Radar 1:  Furuno 2125 25Kw Scanner with TRANSAS NaviRadar

DGPS1 /SAT Compass:  CSI Vector


VHF:  1 x Sailor 6215 DSC, 1 x Sailor 6210, 1 x Sailor RT145, 1 x Handheld DSC VHF, 1 x Handheld VHF

Satellite Communications:   Sailor Fleet Broadband 150

Navtex:  McMurdo NAV7

Crane:  Guerra MC20-55A – SWL 450Kg at 4.3M, 200Kg at 5.1M

Aft Deck Winch:  Spencer Carter – SWL 900Kg

Standard:  2 x 8 Man Liferafts/TPA/Immersion Suits/Lifejackets, SART, EPIRB

Interested in a Career in Hydrographic or Geophysical Surveying?

If you enjoy working in the marine environment and using technology to explore and map the seafloor, then a career in hydrographic or geophysical surveying may be the ideal path for you.

At A-2-Sea Solutions, we specialise in providing high-quality hydrographic and geophysical surveys for many industries, including wind farm developments, cable installations, and the oil and gas sector.

Hydrographic surveying involves utilising advanced sonar technology, positioning systems, and software to collect and analyse data to produce nautical charts, which are essential for the safe and efficient navigation of vessels. On the other hand, geophysical surveying utilises various methods to investigate the geology of and beneath the seafloor.

At A-2-Sea Solutions, we value our surveying team's expertise, who have an unwavering commitment to quality, safety and take pride in delivering exceptional results to our clients. If you're keen on pursuing a career in hydrographic or geophysical surveying, we encourage you to check out our careers page for more information and contact us to find out how you can join our team.

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