Hydro-Oceanographic Survey Vessel

The Hydro-Oceanographic survey and Multi-Missions vessel BHO2M is KERSHIP’s answer for customers requesting a cutting-edge and robust vessel to perform a wide range of missions in their EEZ waters.

Able to fulfill long lasting operations, the BHO2M is designed to perform hydrographic and oceanographic missions such as completion of surveys, sampling of various materials and related analyses. The BHO2M can also achieve secondary tasks including patrol, humanitarian assistance, special forces or divers deployment as well as Search and Rescue.

The integrated scientific system on the BHO2M has been defined with the French hydrographic service, integrating feedback and extensive experience regarding definition, integration and use of scientific instrumentation.

Length 72.0 m
Breadth 15.0 m
Displacement 2,600 t


  • Based on a sea proven, adaptable design
  • Cutting-edge vessel in collaboration with the French hydrographic service (SHOM)
  • European shipbuilding standard
  • Integration of the most advanced scientific equipment compliant with the IHO standard
  • Endurance to perform deep sea long lasting missions
  • Versatile design to perform many specific tasks through its large deck, handling systems, VERTREP area and its facilities