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November 19, 2014

Unique Hydra to Debut Diving Daughtercraft System

  • HYDRACraft 1400 (Photo: Unique Maritime Group)
  • HYDRACraft 1400 (Photo: Unique Maritime Group)
  • HYDRACraft 1400 (Photo: Unique Maritime Group) HYDRACraft 1400 (Photo: Unique Maritime Group)
  • HYDRACraft 1400 (Photo: Unique Maritime Group) HYDRACraft 1400 (Photo: Unique Maritime Group)

Unique Hydra (UH), a division of the Unique Maritime Group (UMG), will exhibit at the IMCA Annual Seminar on November 19-20, 2014 at the Landmark Hotel in London, UK, where the company is slated to launch the HYDRACraft Diving Daughtercraft System, a daughter craft system is designed for conducting diving operations in locations that are not accessible by larger DSVs or for underwater weld inspections.

The craft is deployed off a mother vessel. A decompression chamber is positioned on the mother vessel to support the diving operation. The vessels are 14 meters or 15 meters long and are purpose designed for diving operations, i.e., stability over speed and endurance.  The boat has an aft diving deck where the diver is dressed and enters the water using a 2-meter single spine ladder deployed at the aft.  There is a 350-kilogram A-frame davit that is fitted to the aft of the vessel to be used to recover an injured diver.

During the event, Unique Hydra will also focus on a range of its diving products that include the classed containerized air dive systems, the eDMS 100 (Electronic Dive & Chamber Monitoring System), Launch and Recovery Systems, DSV Saturation Diving Systems and the HYDRACraft Daughter Craft system.

The IMCA Annual Seminar is conducted every year for professionals at the forefront of the marine contracting industry. The seminar includes an array of presentations given by specialists on technical, safety and environmental issues affecting the industry. This year’s program focuses on the initiatives being employed to improve performance across various technical divisions such as marine, diving, offshore survey, remote systems and ROVs.

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