Vessel and Equipment Hire

SRSL is based at the Scottish Marine Institute in Oban, which has a range of equipment and facilities available for commercial hire. The latter include a dive centre, research vessels, aquarium, culture collection, conference rooms and laboratory/office space in our business incubator unit.

Equipment Hire

SRSL offers a variety of marine sampling devices for hire (with and without operator services).  These include Van Veen, Hamon and Day grabs, Gravity Corer, Box corer, Multi-corer and Megacorer, Craib corer, Spear corer, Multi-sensor core logger, CTD, Rosettes and hydrophones. SRSL also has a suite of autonomous deep sea landers with bespoke in-situ microsensors for long-term benthic deployment.

Vessel Charter

All SRSL vessels are available to charter, complete with crew.  A full specification and price-list is available upon request.
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Calanus is a 20m general purpose vessel for inshore waters. She has a passage speed of nine knots and is suitable for coastal survey work, including benthic sampling and seabird and marine mammal observation, as well as hydrographic and acoustic surveys.

Seol Mara is a 10.4m general purpose vessel, well-suited to use in confined upper reaches of sea lochs or shallow inshore waters.



All vessels are MCA certified.  All equipment is quality tested and certified before hire, including load-testing where applicable.  Example method statements can be provided on request.


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