The Galatea is a Multi-Function Tender (MFT) ordered to complement and enhance the work of Trinity House in providing aids to navigation for the safe passage of mariners around the coasts of England, Wales and the Channel Islands. She will be required to undertake maintenance work, buoy deployment, wreck location marking, towing amongst other projects.
She has an overall length of 84.20 metres and breadth of 16.50 metres. The level of sophistication in her equipment is second to none and boasts dynamic positioning, a large aft working deck area, integrated bridge management system and forward helicopter flight deck. She is also able to carry out additional tasks such as hydrographic surveying and wreck finding and contract commercial work.