JFD Orders Caley's Dive Bell Handling System
Caley Ocean Systems, part of the Seanamic Group, is supplying a portable saturation dive bell handling system to submarine rescue and specialist subsea operations company, JFD (a part of James Fisher & Sons). Caley has designed the dive bell handling system to meet exacting width requirements, at just 3m it will be one of the most ultra-compact, fully road transportable, dive bell handling systems ever made.
The dive bell handling system is designed for over-the-side and moon pool deployment of the bell. Its modular construction, together with small footprint, enable the bell handling system to be deployed on a number of vessels of opportunity. Type approved by Lloyd’s Register, the handling system’s variable speed electric winch enables precise control and positioning of the bell and its guide wire and clump weight. The dive bell will interface with a JFD decompression chamber.
“A typical road transportable dive bell handling is around 5m, by reducing the width by 40 percent to 3m we’re able to greatly increase the ease with which the handling system can be transported to even the most remote location,” said Gregor McPherson, sales director, Caley Ocean Systems.