MV Titan Explorer

MV Titan Explorer was one of the first vessels incorporated into the Titan fleet. Launched in June 1999 (Originally as Hyder Explorer), both vessel and crew have a wide range of experience and expertise within hydrographic, oceanographic and environmental industry. Since being launched, the vessel has worked on numerous projects throughout Northern Europe.


Fitted with a moonpool, davit arms and over the side mounts, MV Titan Explorer has the ability to survey with a wide range of equipment. The vessel’s shallow draft and adjustable outboard engines it can work in the shallowest of areas.

Key features:

  • Multi-discipline

  • Multiple equipment mounting options

  • Shallow draft

  • Small and manoeuvrable

Click to download specification sheet


MCA Coding



Transit Speed 
Fuel Capacity 


Survey Equipment


  • Trimble HYDROpro navigation software


  • Odom Hydrotrac single frequency (210 kHz) echosounder (hull mounted)


  • GeoSwath 4 (250 kHz) swathe bathymetry system (deployed through central moonpool)


  • Trimble SPS751 dual frequency RTK system & hemisphere VS110 DGPS receiver utilising VRS Nowr


  • Fixed A-frame with extendable davits for towed sensors (SSS, magnetometer, surface tow boomer) and over the side port and starboard mounts for ADCP, pinger and horizontal CTD

  • 12v electric winch

Cheetah Marine Catamaran
Category 2: 60 Miles from Safe Haven

9.7 m
2.9 m
0.8 m
Twin 150 hp Honda V-Tech Outboard Engines Diesel 6 kW Lombardini Generator
Up to 23 knots 
300 litres


Safety Equipment

  • 6 man Solas B Pack life raft with hydrostatic release

  • 2 MCA approved life rings (one with line, one with light)

  • 8 lifejackets (4 with lights, 4 with lights and AIS PLB’s)

  • 4 x parachute flares, 6 x red hand flares, 2 x smoke signals

  • 2 x fixed VHF GMDSS radios, 1 x portable handheld VHF & 406 MHz EPIRB

  • Hand operated searchlight and signal light

  • Integrated chart plotter and AIS class B receiver

  • 2 x fire buckets and lanyards, 1 x fire blanket &
    portable fire extinguishers


  • Catergory C First Aid Kit

  • Nautical publications (local charts/pilotage & tide tables or equivalent)

Survey Experience


  • Wind Farm Surveys


  • Cable Route Surveys


  • Pipeline Inspection Surveys


  • Marine Construction Surveys


  • Aggregate Dredging Surveys


  • Oceanographic Surveys


  • Drogue Tracking


  • Habitat Mapping


  • Equipment Deployment


  • UXO Surveys


  • Crew Transfer

© Titan Environmental Surveys Ltd 2016

Registered in England and Wales No. 3890108, VAT No. 742230076

Orion House, Parc Crescent, Waterton Industrial Estate, Bridgend, South Wales, CF31 3BQ


Tel:  +44 (0) 1656 673673 

Fax: +44 (0) 1656 673674 


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