Friday 23 Oct 2020

Argyll Workboats Limited

MV Seahorse
Offshore Survey, Sonar And Warship Support Vessel.

MV Seahorse is a fully equipped offshore survey and combat weapons trials support vessel capable of working safely in exposed open seas where accurate and reliable surveying and positioning is required.

Surveys are primarily undertaken with an array of echo-sounders and survey grade GPS equipment. In addition, Sub-Bottom Profiling, Sector Scanning and Side-Scan Sonar can provide a very accurate picture of the seabed and layers below.

MV Seahorse 2 has a large aft deck work space and crane allowing for seabed sampling equipment such as Vibrocorers and gravity corers to be deployed in a safe environment.

For combat weapons calibration and trials this vessel has been adapted to comply with the most exacting demands of modern warfare and has a specialised capacity to self load and deploy Thermal IR Histar Targets at sea for the fine calibration of live gunnery firings when fitted with the BAE Systems VTMS equipment. The versatile features incorporated in this vessel make her the ideal vessel for a vast range of combat weapons trials where charterers have free access to private cabin and office facilities.

MV Seahorse Towing HISTAR

Technical Specifications:

Type Survey and Dive Support Vessel.
Specialist Tasks Combat weapons trials and calibration.
Certification Survey and Dive Support Vessel.
MCA COP. Cat. 1 or 2 / 150 or 60 miles offshore / MLC Compliant / 12 pax and max of 20 POB.
Operator/Owner Argyll Workboats.
Registered United Kingdom.
LOA 26m.
Beam 7m.
Draft 3m.
Speed 11 knots.
Built/Rebuilt 1982/1989/1993.
Pay Load 110 tons.
Fuel Capacity 15,000 litres.
Fresh Water 10,000 litres.
Removable water ballast 10,000 litres.
Aft Deck Area 70 sqm / 4 vehicles.
Cargo Hold Space 75 cubic metres.
Cargo Capacity Weight 30 Tonnes in hold and 20 Tonnes on deck. Total Cargo 50 Tonnes.
Propulsion 380 hp variable pitch prop plus bow thrust unit.
Power Supply 3 gen sets with one as a harbour unit and another as an acoustically silent unit for silent running operations. 3 phase 420 V and normal 220V AC / 24 & 12 V DC.
Bridge Nav Equipment 4 GPS units (1 DGPS) / Furuno SAT compass/ 4 chart plotting & recording systems inclusive of AVCS / Sperry Visionmaster 48 mile Radar &AVCS combined plotter / Raytheon 24 mile radar / Autopilot / Navtext / Saab AIS Class A.
Communications 3 X fixed VHF / DSC GMDSS / hand held VHF / MF & HF / UHF & Secure Military Comms.
Accommodation 4 Single cabins.
2 Double Cabins.
Large Mess Room.
Large saloon / briefing room.
Ships Office.
Survey/Chart room aft of wheelhouse.
ECOmar waste treatment plant MEPC159.55. & MEPC 227/64 compliant and LLoyds Approved.
Lifting Equipment Aft Hiab Crane 6 Tonnes/m with winch wire
High aspect lifting derrick SWL 3 Tonnes.
Service launch 6m RIB with 60HP outboard engine, 6m GRP Harding Safety Boat 80hp diesel engine with towing post.

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