Alpine’s vessels are available as part of a turn-key survey package or as a stand-alone charter.
The R/V Minerva is a RINA/SOLAS classed, DP1, purpose built, ocean going survey vessel with hull mounted and integrated geophysical, hydrographic, sediment sampling and oceanographic equipment capable of collecting geophysical data in water depths in excess of 2,500m and sampling in water depths over 3,500m. The vessel features two dedicated and permanently equipped labs - one for data acquisition/processing and one for geotechnical and environmental sample analysis. With an autonomy of up to 30 days, 17 staterooms (all equipped with bathrooms) with a total of 33 berths, a dedicated infirmary, and extensive deck handling equipment, the R/V Minerva is a comfortable, safe and efficient platform for survey operations which require a vessel capable of offshore operations while retaining the ability to access nearshore areas.
Wet and Dry (Electronics) Lab, Meeting and Recreational Rooms
2 x Main Engines with Variable Pitch Propellers
Kongsberg DP1 with 1 x Stern and 1 x Bow Thruster
1 x Stern 10 MT and 1 x Starboard 5 MT Hydraulic A-Frames
2 x Deck Cranes and 1 x Bow Service Crane
Multiple Winches for Equipment Towing and Sampling Device Deployment
Geophysical and Hydrographic Surveys, Vibracoring, CPT, Drop Cores, Oceanographic and Environmental Sampling, ROV Support.
The R/V Shearwater combines superior maneuverability with state-of-the-art research facilities to provide a flexible, multipurpose platform for 24hr marine surveying. The vessel fills the gap between small coastal and large offshore survey platforms providing a cost effective solution for many applications. In addition, the Shearwater allows for a single vessel to complete different tasks, such as geotechnical surveys, thereby affording our clients the opportunity to save both time and money.
Two Hydraulically Powered Azimuth Thrusters
20 berths including crew
2 x 1m diameter multi-purpose and 1 x multi-beam moon pool
A - Frames
Hydraulic Stern A-Frame and fixed side A-Frame
40’ Retractable Crane
Geophysical, Sediment Sampling, Oceanographic, Environmental Surveys. ROV Support.
With a 3’ draft, and a 20 knot cruising speed, this “V” hull vessel is an extremely flexible intra-coastal and near shore platform. Its jet drive configuration offers superior maneuverability at low and high speeds along with the ability to maximize shallow water operations. Multiple deck mounted equipment handling and deployment options, ample cabin space, and fuel efficient operations provide an impressive solution for both research work and marine support tasks.
2 x Jet Drives
No berths. Comfortably accommodates 6 people for daylight operations
Fixed stern A-Frame, Side Mounted Davit.
Permanently installed high speed equipment winch
Geophysical, Mini-Vibracore and Grab Sediment Sampling, Oceanographic, Environmental Surveys. ROV and Diver Support.
This trailerable shallow draft vessel provides a perfect platform for surveying in inland waters and shallow coastal zones. The enclosed, climate controlled cabin has enough space to operate a suite of geophysical and hydrographic equipment.
2 x 90 HP Outboard Engines
No berths. Accommodates 4 people for daylight operations
Side Davit and Dedicated Over-the-Side Equipment Mounts
Geophysical, Grab Sampling, Oceanographic, Environmental Surveys
This trailerable shallow draft tri-hull pontoon vessel provides a highly stable platform for shallow water in-land operations. It is well suited for mini-vibracoring or grab sampling, Oceanographic equipment deployment and retrieval, and basic geophysical/hydrographic surveying.
1 x 115 HP Outboard Engine and 1 x 25 HP Emergency Backup
Davits, A-frames, Winches and over-the-side equipment mounts available as required.
Mini-Vibracoring, Grab Sampling, Geophysical, Hydrographic Oceanographic, and Environmental Surveys.
Alpine offers survey platform options for extremely shallow environments or sites which may have limited launch facilities. These include:
Alpine has 50 years of experience as a leader in the manufacturing and use of Vibracore sediment sampling equipment. Alpine developed and produced the very first pneumatic Vibracore as part of the US Army Corps of Engineers’ Coastal Engineering Research Center (CERC) 1964 Sand Inventory Program.