TDI-Brooks has over 20 years of vessel chartering and management experience and currently operates three research vessels, Gyre, Brooks McCall, Miss Emma McCall and the Proteus. These are multi-use vessels suited for a wide variety of oceanographic research duties. The Brooks McCall and Miss Emma McCall are both U.S. registered, and services the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and Mexico. The Gyre and Proteus are Vanuatu registered, fully SOLAS compliant, and serve clients globally.
Each vessel is equipped with satellite communications (voice, fax, and email), differential GPS accurate to +/- 5m, sub-bottom profiling equipment for oceanographic surveys, and large a-frames and high-speed winches for environmental, coring or geotechnical work. Other equipment can be readily installed as needed.
The TDI-Brooks fleet 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).
Directions to Vessel Launch
From Hobby or George Bush Airports:
Go south on I-45 to Beltway 8 (south of Houston). Go west on the beltway to Hwy 288.
Take 288 south to Freeport.
Stay on 288 all the way past Dow Chemical into the town. Watch the intersection of 288, 288B and 332. If you come from Angleton (288B) you just go straight ahead. If coming from Lake Jackson on 288 stay left. The left lane goes right (288) and the right lane goes left to 332 (opposite of what you would think).
When you get to the high school (on your left, stadium on right) take a left at the light on to Second Street. Stay on it to the end. Watch out for the traffic light in the middle of downtown, it is on a pole on the side of the road and it is easily missed.
Second street looks like it ends at the Sulfur warehouse but it bends left and then goes over a levee that you can’t see over. Go ahead and take the road over the levee to the end. When on the levee you can see some tanks in the distance. Stanco is through the gate and the vessels are docked somewhere on the short waterfront.
As the dock is a secure area, visitors must sign in and out in order to get thru the gate and on the facility.