CSA Mobilizes Newest Survey Vessel to the Cayman Islands

The CSA Surveyor will tackle a number of complex geophysical surveying tasks

The newest addition the CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. (CSA) fleet is the CSA Surveyor, a 28-ft vessel that will help expand the firm’s marine services and capabilities around the globe. After undergoing various sea trials, testing, and upgrades, CSA has mobilized the vessel for work in the Cayman Islands to support numerous environmental and geophysical surveying efforts. The CSA Surveyor’s current configuration enables the vessel to conduct multi-beam, sub-bottom, side-scan, magnetometer, and various other remote-sensing surveys. The vessel can also be outfitted with an Inspection Class ROV system as well as water profiling, water collection, and plankton sampling equipment.

Easily shipped around the world or trailered domestically, the CSA Surveyor has a number of features that make it suitable for a wide variety of marine environments. Of particular note is the ship’s DT Marine slip-ring winch with over 1,000 m of conducting cable. The vessel also boasts aft and forward A-frames with cable counter sheaves, a davit with an electric winch, and a pivoting side pole. Twin inboard diesel engines, autopilot capabilities, and an air-conditioned cabin help support a crew of up to 6 individuals perform effectively and efficiently. Commenting on the importance of this addition to the firm’s fleet, Gordon Stevens, CSA’s Marine Services Business Line Manager, said, “The CSA Surveyor is unique and offers a combination of capabilities often difficult to find on a single boat. We can mobilize quickly to meet the needs of a diverse range of projects in any number of locations. Our ability to serve clients successfully and provide lasting value has increased exponentially.”

For more information regarding the CSA Surveyor and its abilities, please contact Gordon Stevens at gstevens@conshelf.com or call (772) 219-3087.