Coastline Surveys have had a busy and productive summer season with a wide variety of successful contracts. Whilst providing personnel in the Northern North Sea for Oil & Gas geotechnical survey operations, the company's multi-purpose survey vessel, MV FlatHolm and her team, have been busy supporting Port & Harbour Developments, FEPA dredge monitoring campaigns and offshore aggregate licence monitoring and renewal investigations.
Now managed under the auspices of the new Marine Management Organisation governmental body, survey requirements have consisted of a range of services including vibrocoring, grab sampling and associated contaminated physicochemical soil testing and a number of high-resolution multibeam bathymetry surveys using the new Reson 7101 MBES with Applanix POSMV. Sidescan surveys have utilised the latest Edgetech 4200S digital sidescan sonar.
Contracts have concentrated predominantly on the South Coast and the North West and were completed on time to enable FlatHolm to return to the North Sea to commence cable route geotechnical surveys on the Humber Gateway.
FlatHolm will soon be returning to the West Coast and Irish Sea to commence her autumn schedule.