With 34 years on the ocean and countless nautical miles in the logbook, the Coastal Authority well- deserved survey ship, EKKO, will have a new replacement, according to The Danish Coastal Authority’s release. It was Tuco Marine, Denmark that won the EU tender for the construction of the new survey ship. It is expected to be launched next year.
The Coastal Authority has entered into a contract with Tuco Marine, for the new construction of an advanced survey ship. The ship will be part of the Coastal Authority’s work with ongoing surveying of Danish waters and collection of data on coastal development. The data collection provides important knowledge, among other things, for the work with climate adaptation and coastal protection.
The new surveying vessel will be equipped with A-frame for towed sensors and the latest, updated model of the so-called multi-beam echo sounder, which can measure the seabed with millimeter accuracy down to just over 200 meters depth. The ship itself is specially built for the harsh weather conditions on the West Coast, where a large part of the survey takes place.