Environmental Scientifics Group (ESG ), a UK-based land and marine survey specialists, has bought a new inshore vessel, the MV Pulsar, a Cheetah Marine catamaran to further increase its marine survey capability.

According to the company, the 7.2m road transportable vessel with a shallow draught of less than 0.5 metres, will allow the company to conduct marine surveys in shallow inter tidal waters, rivers and lakes.

ESG survey manager Russell Venning said the MV Pulsar further strengthens its offering of expertise and technical ability to the construction, site investigation and associated marine industries.

"Having already been utilised for several projects in demanding near-shore and estuary environments, the MV Pulsar enhances our ability to provide quality information and solutions for projects of any type and size," Venning said.

"The catamaran’s softer ride in rough or head seas also contributes to safe working, faster data acquisition and less lost time due to bad weather, enabling us to provide cost effective survey solutions that meet the needs of our clients."

A stable platform for the completion of inshore survey operations will be provided by the vessel, allowing marine surveys to overlap with land based topographical and geophysical surveys to provide an integrated dataset.

ESG will also conduct the survey by using in-house resources to improve accuracy, efficiency and the cost-effectiveness of project design.