Shainna Nicole

Shainna Nicole

M/V Shainna Nicole is a 20’ vessel that was built in January of 2000 to provide Single Beam Automated DGPS Hydrographic Surveys to the New Orleans District on the Mississippi Atchafalaya and Red Rivers Revetments. Since that time the boat has gone through several upgrades.  With the Research and Development work completed by CSI in 2007 and 2008 the M/V Shainna Nicole has now grown into a more powerful asset than its previous role of Shore Control Crew Boat and Single Beam DGPS Automated Hydro Boat, although it is still used for these surveys when required. As with all of our boats she is configured to tow CSI’s dual frequency sidescan but, in addition to this we have duplicated all mounting hardware to allow for quick and easy mobilization of CSI’s Shallow Water Multibeam System. When deployed in this dual purpose role, the equipment package is complete, providing both DGPS Automated Multibeam and Single Beam Hydrographic Equipment capabilities. Due to the lighter displacement of the boat it is ideally suited for work in the remote areas, where existing boat launching facilities are sometimes compromised. The Shainna Nicole is named after owners, Jimmy and Tammy Chustz’s daughter, Shainna Nicole Chustz.

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