Academic Program Vessel Reservation

Vessel Requests must be made at least 4 business days in advance  of the voyage departure. (Trident Reservations Requiring an offshore voyage plan requires 10 business days)

For detailed step by step instructions please click the links below.  

Reserve a vessel instructions
Reserve the Trident instructions

To reserve a vessel please click the button and follow the instructions!

Reserve a Vessel 


Sponsored Research Vessel Reservation

Vessel Requests must be made at least 4 business days in advance of the voyage departure.  (Trident Reservations Requiring an offshore voyage plan requires 10 business days)

Once the reservation and requisite forms are completed and received the Vessel Operations Manager will approve or ask for clarifications of the Voyage Plan. The Vessel Ops Manager will also ensure that the Operator listed on the Voyage Plan or Vessel Reservation is current and approved for the route and type of vessel.  For questions regarding these approvals please contact Capt. Steve Brown browns@tamug.edu or 709-740-4964.

After approval of the Voyage Plan the Vessel Ops Manager will forward the information to the Vessel Scheduler to approve the Vessel Request

Once fully approved the Vessel Scheduler will contact the requestor to set a date and time to check out the vessel to the operator.  At the vessel checkout a brief orientation and survey of the vessel, safety gear and plans will be conducted.  For questions regarding scheduling and reserving contact Morgan Mills millsm@tamug.edu or 409-740-4804.

Step 1:  Determine your area of research 

Vessel Operations Area

If your area of operations is outside of Area 1 then you will need to complete a voyage plan prior to your vessel request being approved.  Voyage plans must be submitted at least 4 business days in advance of operations and prior to your reservation being approved.  No reservation will be approved if a Voyage Plan is needed but not complete and approved. 

TAMUG VOYAGE PLAN FORM 

If your voyage is inside of area 1 please proceed to step 2. 

Step 2.  Complete the vessel request form 

Reserve a vessel instructions
Reserve the Trident instructions

To reserve a vessel please click the button and follow the instructions!

Reserve a Vessel 

All vessel Masters and Operators must complete a Float Plan within 24 hours of Voyage Departure.