Hydrographic surveys for MCA in the Shetland Islands

24 March 2017

Since 2006 MMT has been one of the Maritime & Coastguard Agency's Civil Hydrography Programme survey providers of high resolution multibeam bathymetry, supplying hydrographic data for updating nautical charts for safe navigation and efficient maritime transport. Currently, MMT UK, based in Banbury Oxfordshire, is undertaking two hydrographic surveys in the Shetland Islands on behalf of the Maritime & Coastguard Agency.

One survey runs from Yell to Unst and is a 45-day survey running along the coastlines. The other survey is a 90-day survey from Yell to Lerwick and covers a large area north of Lerwick.

MMT has two vessels onsite. M/V IceBeam and M/V SeaBeam are conducting high resolution multibeam echo sounder surveys of the seabed topography within the survey area.

Martin Godfrey, MMT's Project Manager, commented: "We are very pleased to say that we have been providing MCA with high quality survey data for over 10 years now and maintain a cohesive working relationship with the MCA."

MMT (UK) Ltd
2A Banbury Office Village
Noral Way
Banbury
Oxon OX16 2SB
UK
T: +44 1295 817740
F: +44 1295 259829
W: www.mmt.se

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