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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), 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 Built - 2007
Call Sign - MRDQ7

Tonnage - 3,672t

Length Overall - 84.2m
Breadth Moulded - 16.5m
Depth Moulded - 7.2m
Draft - 4.3m
Air Draft - 30.0 m

Service Speed - 12.0 Kts
Fuel Consumption at Service Speed - 670 ltrs/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 SDP22 (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)

Capstans and 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


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

Flight deck

Helicopter Deck - ‘D’ Value 13.0m
Refuelling Facility

Hydrographic survey

Kongsberg Simrad EM 3002D
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

Navigation equipment

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]