The Magazine for Underwater Professionals
29th July 2017
UK-based Briggs Marine Contractors reports that, as part of its ongoing growth plans, it has made a six-figure investment into its Diving Division’s capabilities with the purchase of a dual-basket diver launch and recovery system.
The system, which was manufactured by Submarine Manufacturing Products (SMP), UK, comes as Briggs experiences increased demand for safe, high quality and compact diving solutions, according to a spokesman. It has been built and maintained to International Marine Contractors Association guidelines and has been certified by Lloyds Register, he said.
“The SMP dual-basket LARS allows the safe launch and recovery of up to two working divers and one rescue diver, in depths of up to 50 metres,” said the spokesman. “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 metres to facilitate replacement of an inter array cable.”
He added: “As a company which is committed to providing safe, fit-for-purpose solutions, the LARS is a welcome addition to our fleet of equipment. Its compact nature allows for mobilisation on smaller, more cost-effective vessels, without compromising safety.
“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.”