The P&O Maritime research vessel Prince Madog has been on a 37 day charter assignment with Osiris Projects, carrying out a survey at the proposed North St. George's Channel Marine Conservation Zone in the Irish Sea, on behalf of the U.K. Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA).
This contract saw the Prince Madog engaging in its first hydrographic survey to utilize a recently installed RESON 7125 multi-beam echo-sounder system.
The successful completion of this contract is a demonstration of the technical capability of the Prince Madog and consolidates P&O Maritime's position as a provider of premium scientific and survey vessel solutions within the European market.
The Prince Madog, built in 2001, is a modern state-of-the art scientific research vessel, which is operated out of Menai Bridge, North Wales. The 35 m vessel is specifically designed to provide 24 hour, year round, operating capability. It is purpose built for providing a range of scientific and survey services including; geotechnical, geophysical, hydrographic, oceanographic and environmental services. The Prince Madog is also well suited to support a wide range of activities within the U.K.'s rapidly growing offshore renewables industry.
Australian based P&O Maritime has joint ownership of the Prince Madog with Bangor University through a joint venture company and is responsible for providing vessel management and operational support services.
Alan Rowan, General Manager, P&O Maritime, said "The securing of this contract with Osiris Projects demonstrates the technical capabilities of the Prince Madog. We look forward to providing similar survey services to our clients in the marine survey market and to exceeding our clients' expectations for the provision of vessel solutions."
P&O Maritime is a global maritime service solution provider with extensive experience in the provision of niche shipping solutions to Governments and Industry including; Crew and Equipment Transfers, Marine Science, Survey, Cargo, Oil and Gas, Defence and Port Services.
P&O Maritime is headquartered in Australia. Its European operation provides vessel solutions within the following niche markets: government shipping, research and survey, offshore renewables
April 16, 2012