THV Galatea

THV Galatea was designed with buoy handling, wreck marking, towing and multibeam and side scan hydrographic surveying capability

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At 84m long with a service speed of 12 knots, Galatea is fitted to the highest and most modern technical standards.

THV Galatea is a state of the art vessel enhanced by many additional features including DPAA dynamic positioning, a range of high specification survey equipment, a 30 tonne lift crane, a 1.2m² moon pool, a large working deck with the facility to lock containers on deck with plug in to 230v or 400v supply, a helicopter-landing pad and a high-speed workboat.

Available 24/7 with accommodation for an additional 40 people, THV Galatea can be utilised for a wide range of projects at very competitive rates including:

  • hydrographic surveys including bathymetry, side scan, sonar and wreck investigations
  • aids to navigation deployment, maintenance, repair and examination
  • research platforms for deployment and recovery of scientific equipment
  • sampling projects
  • marine hazard search and marking
  • lifting, towing and accurate positioning of marine equipment
  • recovery and re-establishment of off-station aids to navigation
  • sea trials of electronic and specialty equipment
  • helicopter support
  • safety boat assignments
  • guard duties for cable and pipe laying projects

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Trinity House’s Multifunctional Tender (MFT) THV Galatea has been designed with buoy handling, wreck marking, towing and multibeam and side scan Hydrographic surveying capability. With DP2, high specification survey equipment, a 30t lift crane, a 1.2m2 moon pool, a large working deck with the facility to lock containers on deck and 230v or 400v plug-in supply, a helicopter landing pad and a high speed workboat.

Galatea is available 24/7 for a wide range of projects at very competitive rates.

Build standard

  • Lloyds Register
  • 100 A1
  • LMC UMS MCM EP LA CAC DPAA IMO CLASS II (Lloyds Machinery Certificate, Unmanned Machinery Space Certificate, Machinery Condition Maintenance, Lloyds Environmental Protection, Lifting Appliance and Crew Accommodation Comfort Standard).
  • Complies with requirements for UK MCA Class VII vessel.
  • GMDSS sea area A2.

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Buoy maintenance aboard THV Galatea

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Offloading equipment at our Harwich facility

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THV Galatea alongside a Trinity House light vessel

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Galatea at sea

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION


  • Port of Registry London
  • Year of Build 2007
  • Call Sign MRDQ7
  • Length Overall 84.2m
  • Breadth Moulded 16.5m
  • Depth Moulded 7.2m
  • Draft 4.3m
  • Air Draft 30.0m
  • Maximum Speed 17kts
  • Service Speed 12kts
  • Fuel Consumption at 12 kts 670ltrs/hr
  • Bunker Capacity 296t
  • Potable FW 170t
  • Technical FW 144t
  • Jet A1 Fuel Capacity 6,000ltrs
  • Endurance 35 days
  • Intering Stabilizer System
  • Anti-Heeling System
  • Bollard Pull 33t

PROPULSION – MACHINERY

  • 3 x Wartsila 8L20 @ 1710 kVA
  • 2 x Wartsila 4L20 @ 860 kVA
  • Stern Azimuths – 2 x Rolls Royce 1500 kW
  • Bow Thrusters – 2 x Rolls Royce 750 Kw

DYNAMIC POSITIONING SYSTEM

  • Kongsberg K-Pos DP-21 (IMO DP Class II)

WORKBOATS

  • 30 kts Pacific 28 with cabin for 6 pax.
  • Steel Workboat – 9m heavy duty

CRANES

  • Liebherr Crane – 30t @ 22m (offshore)
  • Palfinger Crane knuckle boom – 1.6t @ 18.0m (offshore)
  • Stores Crane x 2 – 1.45t @ 10.0m (offshore)

CAPSTANS & WINCHES

  • 2 x 15t max pull – chain to 44mm
  • Towing Winch 40t max pull
  • Tugger Winches x 2 – 5t max pull
  • Karm forks x 2

DECK FACILITIES

  • Main Deck Area – 550m2
  • ISO 20’ and ISO 10’ Container Lock
  • Down matrix
  • Electrical Power – AC 50Hz 220V; 400V Supplies
  • Pressure Wash – 350bar/5000psi
  • Moon Pool – 1.2m2
  • Tween Deck – Storage & workshops
  • Hold – Storage & load handling

ACCOMMODATION

  • 22 Single Cabins
  • 9 Twin Cabins
  • 1 Office
  • 1 Conference Room
  • 1 Mess Room
  • 3 Recreation /TV Rooms
  • 1 Changing Room
  • 2 Workshops
  • 1 Gym

FLIGHT DECK

  • Helicopter Deck – ‘D’ Value 13.0m
  • Refuelling Facility

HYDROGRAPHIC SURVEY

  • Kongsberg Simrad EM2040C
  • Multi beam E/S
  • Kongsberg Simrad EA 400 E/S
  • PosMV Positioning
  • Simrad SEN-218377 SVP
  • Kongsberg TD304 Tide Gauge
  • Simrad SL 30/35 Sonar
  • Simrad GeoAcoustics Side Scan

COMMUNICATION

  • GMDS Area 2
  • Satcoms – Sat-C H2095C High Speed Data/Voice
  • Iridium – Sailor ST4110 Voice
  • MF/HF SSB – Sailor HC4500 R/T DSC
  • MF/HF SSB – R/T DSC
  • Weather – FAX 207 Facsimile
  • Navtex Rx – McMurdo ICS NAV5plus
  • VHF R/T DSC – Sailor RT4722
  • Internet Access – all cabins

NAVIGATION EQUIPMENT

  • ECDIS/NAV – F/AIS-R4
  • Radars – Decca Bridge Master x 2
  • Dual-Axis – SRD500 Speed Log
  • DGPS – 2 x MX Marine MX 420/8
  • Gyro Compass – 3 x Navigat 2100 Fibre Optic
  • TMC Magnetic – Navipol 1 Compass
  • Auto Pilot – NaviPilot 4000 Digital
  • Adaptive Autopilot
  • Echo Sounder – ES 5100-01


Download the full specification of THV Galatea [PDF]