Research Vessel Brooks McCall

The Brooks McCall is a multi-use vessel suited for a wide variety of oceanographic research duties. The Brooks McCall’s primary market niche in the Gulf/US East Coast is geotechnical coring including 20-m JPC and 40-m CPT-Stinger acquisition including the ability to take Shelby tube samples to 40-m with our CPT-Sampler.

The Brooks McCall is also available for pipeline hazard, cable route surveys, debris mapping, P-Cable, MBES, metocean, sand search, and environmental studies.

 The Brooks McCall is equipped with satellite communications (voice, fax, and email), differential GPS, geophysical survey gear and large a-frames with high-speed winches for coring or geotechnical work. Our field services are supplemented by high quality environmental 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 338257000
Registry USA
Home Port Cameron, LA
Radio Call Sign WCZ7811




TDI-Brooks has over 20 years of vessel chartering and management experience and currently operates four research vessels, Gyre, Brooks McCall, Miss Emma McCall and Proteus. These are multi-use vessels suited for a wide variety of oceanographic research duties.

The Brooks McCall is U.S. registered, and services the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.

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).

You can find the various certifications below for the R/V Brooks McCall: 

  • Certificate of Documentation  – BMCC COD
  • Communications Act Safety Radiotelephony Certificate – BMCC CSSRC
  • Certificate of Insurance Liability – BMCC INSC
  • International Tonnage Certificate – BMCC ITC
  • International Load Line Certificate – BMCC LL
  • Letter of Destination as ORV – BMCC ORV
  • Radio Station Authorization – BMCC RSL
  • Voluntary Safety Management Certificate – BMCC SMC
  • Safe Manning for ORV – BMCC SML

Contact Us

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

Phone: +1 (979) 693-3446