We maintain and operate two vessels that support multiple research projects and long-term monitoring activities, such as the Western Channel Observatory
RV Plymouth Quest
The Plymouth Quest
is owned and operated by us out of Sutton Harbour, Plymouth, and is used on a daily basis.
||21.5 metres and 3.02 metres
||MCA category 2 workboat, operating coastally and offshore
||5 days/60 miles from a safe haven
||12 passengers plus 4 crew (day); 6 berths (overnight)
||Trawl and sweepline winches, an A-frame, a net drum, a 10 ton hydraulic crane and a hydraulic stern gate; facilities for collecting a wide range of biological, chemical and physical measurements and samples , and an underway suite of sensors.
The PML Explorer, owned and operated by us, provides a perfect working platform, as well as "rapid response" capability to enhance our research in estuarine and coastal waters.
||MCA certified workboat code 3R vessel; Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB)
||Up to 20 miles offshore
||Twin 90hp Suzuki engines, twin fuel tanks carrying a combined 180L of fuel, which can keep the vessel at sea for 8 hours (speed dependant). 12v power supply for scientific equipment and ruggedized laptop is available. Navigation system with echo sounder. Capability to deploy CTD's and messenger triggered water bottles in a variety of volumes.
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Head of Marine Services
+44 (0)1752 633453