White Ribbon

White Ribbon offers a stable, versatile platform for surveying inshore coastal areas.

White Ribbon is a multi-purpose survey vessel, capable of carrying out a range of surveys including bathymetric, environmental and geophysical surveys.

The vessel was previously owned by the British Geological Survey (BGS) and has been equipped with the latest survey equipment including a NORBIT Subsea WINGHEAD i77h Multibeam Echosounder, Sonardyne Mini-Ranger 2 USBL as well an Edgetech 4125 Side Scan Sonar and G882 Magnetometer.







At 7.9m, the vessel can be rapidly deployed around the UK by road, allowing a quick response to urgent survey requirements.

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

With a top speed of 25 knots and surveying up to 10 knots, the vessel is ideal for a range of inshore surveying applications including:

  • Bathymetric surveys
  • Environmental surveys
  • Geophysical surveys
  • Subsea pipeline and cable route surveys

Vessel Specifications

Flag:  UK

SCV Work Boat Code:  Category 3 (20 miles from safe haven)

Length overall:  7.9m

Beam:  2.7m

Draft:   0.3m

12 hour operations

Wheelhouse size 2.1m x 2.58m

Survey speed:  6-10 knots

Cruising speed:  18 knots

Max Speed: 25 knots

Multibeam Echosounder:  NORBIT Subsea Winghead i77h

Side Scan Sonar:  EdgeTech 4125 (400-900KkHz)

Magnetometer: Geometrics G882 Marine Magnetometer

Positioning System:  Applanix POSMV OceanMaster

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: Raymarine A97 MFD

Radar 1: Raymarine RD418D 4kW 18” Radome

DGPS: Raymarine A97 MFD

AIS: Lowrance Link 8

Echo Sounder 1: Raymarine A97 MFD

VHF DSC: Lowrance Link 8

Handheld: 1 x VHF DSC, 1 x VHF IC-M71

Standard:  1 x 4-man Life Rafts, 6 x 150n lifejackets, 2 with AIS PLBs, Flare pack

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