Through its relationship with Bordelon Marine Inc., of Lockport, LA, CSA International, Inc. (CSA) has developed a fully equipped fleet of offshore environmental and oceanographic survey vessels ranging from 110' to 170' DP. The fleet is based at CSA's Marine Base in Houma, LA, which is fully staffed with logistics and technical personnel capable of mobilizing and maintaining the fleet and its extensive array of equipment.
The vessels have a wide range of capabilities, including water column profiling and current measurement; water and sediment sampling; hull- and pole-mounted acoustic profiling systems, including multi-beam sonars; deep-tow systems; deepwater and shallow ROV operations; plankton sampling systems; and wet lab and sample storage as well as a wide range of highly specialized scientific and environmental survey systems and technology.
"Our relationship with Bordelon Marine has provided CSA access to a fleet of specialized vessels that have been modified to facilitate our unique operations," stated Kevin Peterson, CEO of CSA International, Inc. "The additional living quarters, lab space, and power systems as well as the enhanced vessel handling capabilities of a DP vessel give us the flexibility to address a wide variety of offshore environmental and oceanographic survey cruise requirements in both shallow and deep water depths. Our marine base in Houma provides us with the capability of responding to project mobilizations in a safe, timely, and cost-effective manner."