Briggs Marine Contractors has made a six-figure investment into its diving division’s capabilities with the purchase of a dual basket diver Launch and Recovery System (LARS) as the company reports increased demand for diving solutions.
The system, which was manufactured by Submarine Manufacturing Products Ltd (SMP), has been built and maintained to International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) guidelines and has been certified by Lloyds Register.
The SMP dual basket LARS, available now for hire, allows the safe launch and recovery of up to two working divers and one rescue diver, in depths of up to 50 meters. The new system was immediately employed on an offshore renewables project, with teams of divers working around the clock in depths of up to 28 meters to facilitate replacement of an inter array cable.
Craig English, Operations Director – Subsea Services at Briggs Marine, said, “[The LARS’] compact nature allows for mobilization on smaller, more cost-effective vessels, without compromising safety.”
He added, “The equipment enhances the modular dive spreads owned and operated by Briggs, and means that bespoke solutions can be rapidly prepared according to each client’s specific requirements; from quayside, nearshore or offshore solutions, domestically or abroad.”