CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. (CSA), in cooperation with American Vibracore Services (AVS), has transported their 30-ft survey vessel, the CSA Surveyor, to St. Croix to perform a subbottom and side-scan sonar survey for a local facility.
The custom-built aluminum catamaran is capable of a variety of geophysical work, including multibeam, single-beam, magnetometer, and video inspection via remotely operated vehicle (ROV) or towed video systems. What sets the CSA Surveyor apart is its 1,000+ m coaxial cable, allowing it to do deepwater work from a small platform, thus providing significant cost savings.
The vessel will remain in St. Croix for a short duration after its current survey is complete and will be available for hire. This is a great opportunity for projects in the surrounding area to conduct any required geophysical or hydrographic services, taking advantage of this cost effective vessel currently mobilized in St. Croix.