MARPRO I is a fully modular expandable self propelled barge ideal for remote area shallow water cable laying and support operations. It can be configured for a variety of missions depending on project needs with its azimuthing thruster configuration providing excellent maneuverability and position control while navigating in narrow channels or lakes and rivers. Thrusters are independently controlled from the pilot house where the navigational instruments are located providing level 1 redundancy and perfect control. Having a large free deck area, it can be used for cargo, container, or vehicle transport or outfitted with a variety of spreads for flexible operations. It is expandable to larger platform sizes and can be containerized for easy transportation to any site.