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 excellent fuel economy.
Surface positioning is provided by C-Nav 3050 GNSS and Hemisphere VS330 GNSS systems and an Applanix POS MV Wavemaster inertial navigation system, with water column positioning provided by a Sonardyne Scout USBL. The vessel features a moon pool, hydraulic A-Frame, and custom retractable transducer mounts, and is capable of operating a full spread of survey sensors, including a multibeam echosounder, side scan sonar, sub-bottom profiler and magnetometer. This capability optimises consistency between datasets acquired by Proteus and Bibby HydroMap’s 24hr vessels; 27.5m DP1 flagships 'MV Bibby Athena' and ‘MV Bibby Tethra’ and 26.5m ‘MV Chartwell’.
|Builder||Blyth Workcats, Essex|
|Working Displacement||13 GT|
|Max Speed||24 knots|
|Economical Speed||20 knots|
|Operating Code||MCA Category 2 (60 miles from safe haven unrestricted)|