Research Vessel Marcelle Bordelon







TDI-Brooks has over 27 years of vessel chartering and management experience. The Marcelle Bordelon is currently operated by TDI-Brooks on a long term charter available for projects throughout North and South America. corers (JPC), cyclic t-bar instrument (TBAR), piezocone penetrometers including our 40 meter CPT-Stinger and our 10 meter Gravity CPT tool (gCPT), our newly acquired Geomil Manta-200 CPT, Neptune 3K & 5K vibrocorers and pneumatic vibrocorer.

The RV MARCELLE BORDELON’s primary market niches in the Gulf of Mexico and US East Coast is analogue and digital survey and seabed geotechnical coring acquisition.

This vessel is well suited for the following applications:

    • Seabed Geotechnical Surveys
    • 2DHR Seismic Multi Channel Geophysical Site Surveys
    • Shallow Hazard Site Assessment Surveys
    • Environmental Baseline Surveys (EBS)
    • Seabed Heat Flow Surveys (HF)
    • Pipeline Surveys and Inspection
    • Platform Siting Feasibility Studies
    • Offshore Cable Route Surveys
    • Tow Route Clearances
    • Export Loading Facilities
    • Offshore Wind Farm Assessments
    • Government BOEM/NOAA/USCG Surveys
    • Academic Research
    • Post Hurricane Assessments

The Marcelle Bordelon is operated within a robust Safety Management System and all vessels are regularly vetted by client marine assurance groups and a part of the OCIMF Offshore Vessel Inspection Database (OVID). Our field services are supplemented by high quality environmental, geochemical and geotechnical laboratories with a staff of nearly one-hundred individuals including fourteen Ph.D. level oceanographers, geochemists, biologists and geologists.



Principal Specifications


Operator TDI-Brooks International, Inc.
MMSI 1175352
Registry USA (Jones Act Compliant)
Home Port Freeport, TX

Contact Us

TDI-Brooks International, Inc.
14391 S. Dowling Road
College Station, TX 77845

Phone: +1 (979) 693-3446