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Atlantic Marine History




Atlantic Marine have previously owned and operated over 40 offshore ships, deep sea fishing vessels and large yachts from 1986 to present day Please click on the link below to see our Historic fleet vessels.



1991 – 2010

(for more recent history – see Press & News)

2010-2015Atlantic Guardian

2011-2014 – Atlantic Wind

2003 – 2008 – 100 ft Heesen Motor Yacht Valia purchased. Valia starts charter operations based in Antibes, South of France.

2005 – 2007  – Yachtbrokers SARL – Antibes based MYBA Yachtbroking company is acquired by Atlantic Marine. The office and brand is refurbished. The company was sold in 2007.

July 2001  – RV PRINCE MADOG: Atlantic Marine announces that it will be managing the newly launched 35m ocean sciences research vessel in association with by Vosper Thornecroft Ocean Sciences.

Atlantic Guardian:

Atlantic Marine is proud to introduce the 57M MPSV Offshore Support Ship , “Atlantic Guardian”. The ship joined the fleet in August 2010 and is designed to offer a multi role “work ship” capability, capable of many offshore support, survey, hydropgraphic, geotechnical, supply, cargo, salvage and towage operations. recent (2013/15) upgrades include 4 point mooring, 8-15 ton Hydraulic A frame, 60 ton tow winch, and a new 68 Ton/M marine crane.

1998 MV Scotian Shore

Maritime Surveys announce installation and trial of new Reson multi-beam 8160 (3000 m water depth) on Scotian Shore. Available for hire on board and suitable for Cable Route surveys. Scotian Shore has just complete highly successful trials from 10 to 3000M water depth of the brand new RESON 8160 portable multi-beam system. Contact us for a full specification and / or data results from the trials. The ship is now available with the full spread on board including POS MV, Post processing CURRENT STATUS: Currently in West Africa for a 4-6 month charter with Alcatel to carry out PLG surveys…. please call for latest availability and rates…

AUGUST 1999:
SCOTIAN SHORE INTERNAL REFIT ; “Scotian Shore” receives a total upgrade to her interior in a £100,000.00 refit. All client’s cabins and officers cabins were upgraded. Clients had all new furniture, carpets and soft furnishings. In addition the client’s cabins were fitted with TV, HiFi system, and a Video feed. All refitted: All WC (heads) & shower areas, and both mess areas. Fitted to a luxury standard to bring the vessel in to line with the current high level of expectation in the survey vessel sector.
NEW HYDRAULIC “A” FRAME FITTED The survey & support vessel, MV Scotian Shore has had a new “A” frame fitted. The hydraulic “A” frame (originally built for C&W Marine) is rated, & certified, to lift 75 TONS (50 TONS SWL) throughout the cycle with a reach of 6 M over the stern, a height of 12M & width of 10M inside the “goal posts”. This “A” frame was designed for submersible trenching operations and is built to Lloyds standards. Working in conjunction with her 54Tons BP and the 44Ton direct pull double drum, high capacity winch, this “A” frame opens up new markets for the Scotian Shore in heavy lift, large geotechnical operations, BAS & route clearance and submersible support services.
SALVAGE TOW “Scotian Shore” uses her renewed multi purpose capability for deep sea towage to pull the 10,000 ton bulker, Royal Bay, from the clutches of a gale in the English Channel and tows her to the safety of nearby Southampton. The Scotian Shore left within 3 hours of getting the call from brokers, Marint Offshore. Scotian Shore is kept manned for these types of calls and can respond quickly to client needs in both the salvage, towage & guard vessel markets as well as her normal roles in the Survey industry.
SCOTIAN SHORE ON NATIONAL TV; The Scotian Shore goes North to the Isle of Man to assist with the recovery operations over the wreck site of the lost fishing vessel, Solway Harvester (Charter Fixed by GIBSONS). Links: Newspapers 1 / Newspapers 2.
This was shortly followed by a CABLE ROUTE SURVEY FOR SAGE SURVEY – this was a combination of CPT’s and cores along the route from UK to Ireland and was carried out in only 5 days total (inc MOB/Demob) – over 50% faster then thought or scheduled by the cable installers! Scotian Shore then went on to carry out a complex Multi Beam Swathe bathymetry survey for another major survey company in the Channel area.
APRIL 2000:
SALVAGE TOW Yet again “Scotian Shore” springs to the rescue! This time to the stricken ARCO THAMES fully laden and drifting in an onshore gale force 8/9 with main engine failure. Captain Paul Crowther, on board the Scotian Shore, sailed from Shoreham port within 2 hours of getting the first call and the salvage tow was undertaken directly into the teeth of the prevailing hurricane force wind as the ARCO THAMES was eventually towed in to Southampton after a gruelling 10 hour rescue.
May 2000:
Scotian Shore dry dock and interior REFIT: This was followed by a top to bottom re-paint at Shoreham port for the Scotian Shore.

1999 - 2003 - MV Bremen (formerly S.V Mintrop)

Atlantic Marine, announce the purchase of the MV BREMEN.This 5000 Ton, 92m ship is a specialist survey & ocean research vessel and has five internal decks, a built-in heli-deck and space on board for up to 50 crew and clients. The ship was formerly registered as MV MINTROP and has just been re-named to her original launch name of BREMEN by her new owners. Captain Paul Crowther takes the helm and sails the ship from Southern Norway to her new home port in Shoreham, Sussex.

1998 - MV Pacific Horizon

Currently on charter for 3 years in the USA – Gulf coast with a major US survey company. She will be the mother-ship for the latest in AUV technology operating on a worldwide basis for surveys. The ship will still however be made available to other companies to charter for short periods and therefore the itinerary will still be posted on the site from time to time. Pleases call us for rates.

ATLANTIC MARINE PURCHASE & REFITS THE “PACIFIC HORIZON: A major refit and re-think was carried out to the Pacific Horizon (the Seismic vessel previously owned and operated by Horizon Exploration and Marr vessel management). The work was carried out by Small & Co Engineer of Lowestoft, UK. Now sporting her totally different lines, the ship now has an open stern with a total deck area in excess of 450SqM The ship is now set-up for the fast mobilising times required by the spot markets and also, more importantly, multi-role capable. Originally set up purely for the Seismic industry, Pacific Horizon maintains her streamer, umbilical and compressed air capacity.
NOW SUITABLE FOR GENERAL GEOPHYSICAL AND GEOTECHNICAL SURVEYS; In addition offers a 15 Ton hydraulic “A” frame, 100SqM of lab area, 44 person accommodation, stern controls, multiple winches, combined with acoustically quiet electrically driven twin screws and 360 Azimuthing Bowthrust to give a totally unique, multi purpose platform to the offshore survey industry & cable route survey markets, with a world-wide capability. Other additions include 64Kbps HSD and multi-channel comms, UPS, (DP1 system scheduled for fitting – Feb 2000). (Class Lloyds 100A1)

1999 - Salvage Tug Neptun

Was purchased in Galway and sailed by Paul Crowther back to her new home port at Shoreham port, Sussex.
1994 – 1997
Salvage Tug ‘TEA’

1995 - 2000 - Now officially a full blown commercial ship owning operation

Atlantic Marine becomes a full blown commercial ship owning operation. First the 100 ft Ocean Salvage tug, MT “TEA” is purchased from the ex East German navy, converted and put to task in the English Channel approaches on guardship duties. This is closely followed by the 2000 ton Scotian Shore, a 165 ft (70M) offshore anchor handling tug support ship (AHTSV) from the North Sea oil field service sector. A number of ships are then acquired as the fleet size increases including the 40 M “Neptun” (another Ocean Salvage Tug) and Pacific Horizon (an 80M research and survey ship).
1996 M.T. ‘GYM’ of Belize
Coastal Tug

1992 - 1996 - Atlantic Marine Sale and Charter Co. is formed

And purchases Dive Support vessel “HENNY”. This vessel is acquired and operated in Dive support and offshore survey services throughout UK coastal waters. Henny is a 75ft deep sea trawler, converted into a luxury expeditions and support yacht with teak decks, fly bridge control and mahogany cabins fitted throughout here generous hold.

Before Atlantic Marine & Aviation

1985 – 1991

North Sea Patrol Enterprises

1990 - 1992 - Motor Yacht Guardian is acquired

110ft converted Ham Class minesweeper, Motor Yacht Guardian is acquired from Menton in the South of France and returned to Poole in the UK for a complete refit and re engine. Sold to the canary islands and pressed into charter service for her new owners.

1989 - 1991 - MV Dawn Louise

MV Dawn Louise (Former Danish MFV Hanne Vinther) is converted into a Diving Support and Diving Holiday cruise boat. Operating from Poole Harbour along the south coast of the UK and the Channel Isles. (This boat was sold as a running business which continued in the same service until 2005)