The cable Installation Modular Cable Barge “MCB1” is a custom-made, modular, lightweight shallow draft vessel. It has been developed to be easily transportable to remote areas, lochs, lakes, estuaries and rivers by truck, rail, or sea in two 40ft containers and assembled in three hours into a working platform on site. The barge is expandable to easily accommodate large loads while its present configuration allows for 45 tons of cable and equipment on deck at a draft of one meter. Propelled by water jet it can be operated at a full range of slow speeds and also support a variety of sound sensitive operations such as seabed mapping and echo sounder surveys. Its fuel autonomy allows for 10 hours of continuous operation at the maximum speed of 5 knots.