AMSL’s new, purpose-designed and built 6.7m survey vessel Mollie B has been designed specifically to meet Marine Safety Agency requirements for workboat operations in category 3 waters (open waters, up to 20 miles offshore) and to provide a fast, stable platform for inshore survey activities. Aluminium construction provides a robust hull for shallow-water work. Twin 55hp outboards provide a maximum performance of 23 knots.
Mollie B has sufficient deck space for equipment handling and sample processing, with a low pressure seawater supply for sieving benthic faunal samples. Below-deck bench space is available for instrumentation. Mollie B carries a full range of safety and communication equipment together with a Trimble AgGPS differential GPS system and Furuno CV108 colour echosounder.
Mollie B can be trailed and therefore allows cost-effective
mobilisation to anywhere in