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At 84m long with a service speed of 13 knots, she 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


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.


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


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


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


30 kts Pacific 28 with cabin for 6 pax.

Steel Workboat – 9m heavy duty


Liebherr Crane – 30t @ 22m (offshore)

Palfinger Crane knuckle boom – 1.6t @ 18.0m (offshore)

Stores Crane x 2 – 1.45t @ 10.0m (offshore)


2 x 15t max pull – chain to 44mm

Towing Winch 40t max pull

Tugger Winches x 2 – 5t max pull

Karm forks x 2


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


Single Cabins: 22

Twin Cabins: 9

Office: 1

Conference Room: 1

Mess Room: 1

Recreation /TV Rooms: 3

Changing Room: 1

Workshop: 2

Gym: 1


Helicopter Deck – ‘D’ Value 13.0m

Refuelling Facility


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


GMDS Area 2

Satcoms – Sat-C H2095C High Speed Data/Voice

Iridium – Sailor ST4110 Voice

MF/HF SSB – Sailor HC4500 R/T DSC


Weather – FAX 207 Facsimile

Navtex Rx – McMurdo ICS NAV5plus

VHF R/T DSC – Sailor RT4722

Internet Access – all Cabins



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]